Victor Quintana

Victor Q.

Phoenix, AZ

About Victor Q.

Victor teaches: Ages 7 to 65
Teaching since: January 2002
Last sign in: 3 days ago

Overview

I believe that any student will practice more if he or she likes the music they are playing. Periodically I will ask a student to give me a name of a piece of music that they would like to learn how to play. I notate it for them, often simplifying the rhythm and chords in Finale NotePad and give it to them free of charge. I teach students how to play music on their given instrument. Not just how to play the instrument but working on technique, finger dexterity, expert note reading ability and total musicianship. How to play a piece of music that will move the audience emotionally. I stress vocabulary and music history and theory as part of being a well-trained musician.

Photos and Videos

A tribute to the Beatles.

Experience

Played violin, cello & double bass in semi-professional orchestras

Jul 1975 - Aug 1975
Central City Opera

Played in the pit orchestra for "La Boheme" and "Madame Butterfly"

Education

B.A. in Music Education

Sep 1972 - May 1975
University of Northern Colorado

Languages Spoken

English

Fluent / Native Proficiency
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4 Reviews on Victor Q.

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Sue May 25, 2016
Violin · In studio
Verified Student
He is a great teacher. Explains everything and has me keep trying until I do it correctly.
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Laura Apr 26, 2016
Violin · In studio
Verified Student
Victor is an excellent teacher. He teaches music that I am interested in, and tailors lessons to my skill level. He has a strong background in music theory, and has done a great job of helping me grasp concepts that I have never understood before. As an beginning adult student, I could not have found a better teacher.
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Isabella Apr 12, 2016
Cello · In home
Verified Student
Wonderful teacher! Patient, highly knowledgeable and kind. Very pleased.
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Karri Vaught Mar 14, 2016
Violin · In studio
Verified Student
Victor is very patient and tries to make it fun even when you do not sound so great!!!
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