Victor Quintana

Victor Q.

Phoenix, AZ
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Levels taught:
Beginner, Intermediate, Advanced
I am a string specialist. That means I teach and play violin, viola, cello, double bass, guitar, bass guitar, mandolin, ukulele and piano. I earned B.A. earned from the University of Northern Colorado, Greeley Colorado where I was a double major in classical guitar and double bass. In my senior year I was the recipient of the Annual Concerto Contest where I performed the "Concerto in A Major" on double bass with the University orchestra for the spring concert. I have played in both professional and semi-professional orchestras in Colorado and Arizona. 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. I stress vocabulary and music history and theory as part of being a well-trained musician.

About Victor Q.

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.

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Joshua & Julia B.
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Mr. Victor is teaching both of my kids, one guitar and the other piano. They are beginners, and he is very patient but keeps a good pace. I feel like they are learning a lot. He is a true music teacher and knows his stuff!

Posted Jan 29, 2020
Victoria W.
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It was awesome! Great pace and great mix of technical and practical.

Posted Jan 10, 2020
Laura
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Victor has been an amazing teacher. He is extremely knowledgeable not only about violin, but about practically every other stringed instrument there is. He also has an amazing grasp of musical theory, and has really helped me learn about my instrument. He has also helped me grow as a student. He keeps me interested in the music, and still challenges me to keep improving. I have had other music teachers, but he is definitely the best I've had.

Posted Oct 28, 2019
Michelle S.
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I am so excited to start this new music adventure and Victor is so patient and very kind eventhough I know NOTHING yet and he really has to start from zero. I know he will help me make it happen, no matter how slowly I learn.

Posted Oct 10, 2019
Daniel M.
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Very Experienced and Knowledgeable! Patient Instructor who explains everything and works at the student's pace.

Posted Oct 3, 2019
Suzanna
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In my opinion, having been an educator in the Isaac School District for many years, Mr. Quintana exhibits excellent teaching techniques and strategies to enable the learner to be successful. He is professional, prepared, courteous, and prompt. For the past 6 years, Mr.Quintana has been my cello instructor. The environment that he creates as an educator provides an excellent foundation for continued learning. Mr. Quintana's knowledge of string instruments and piano are superb.

Posted Jun 12, 2017
Laurie
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Victor is a great instructor and a great person. He is wonderful with my young son, who was an absolute beginner when he started lesson with Victor at age 8. My son has a learning disability that makes it harder for him to read music and process instructions. Victor worked with all of that with patience and respect. Now my son can play beautiful songs and perform in front of others. I believe that learning music has also helped my son become better at reading, math, and thinking! Most of all, he feels successful about his guitar skills, which adds to his confidence. I cannot thank Victor enough!

Posted Jun 10, 2017
Kelly
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Victor is really professional and knowledgable and I would recommend him to anyone who is learning to play for the first time 👍

Posted Jun 5, 2017
Gina
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Victor was very thorough. He gave me some history as well as lessons. I am excited for my next lesson

Posted Feb 7, 2017
Sue
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He is a great teacher. Explains everything and has me keep trying until I do it correctly.

Posted May 25, 2016
Laura
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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.

Posted Apr 26, 2016
Isabella
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Wonderful teacher! Patient, highly knowledgeable and kind. Very pleased.

Posted Apr 12, 2016
Karri Vaught
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Victor is very patient and tries to make it fun even when you do not sound so great!!!

Posted Mar 14, 2016

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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

Paralegal Studies
Jan 1991 - Feb 1992

American Institue for Legal Studies

B.A. in Music Education
Sep 1972 - May 1975

University of Northern Colorado

Languages

English

Fluent / Native Proficiency

Awards

Annual Conceto Competition
May 1975

University of Northern Colorado

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