Victoria Cortazzo
Manassas, VA
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Victoria Cortazzo

Victoria C.

Manassas, VA
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Levels taught:
Beginner, Intermediate
Hello! I have been teaching piano for 6 years and I specialize in the elementary and intermediate levels of the instrument. I have taught piano students ranging from 5 - 65 years of age and have also worked with students with learning disabilities. My piano lessons are tailored to each individual student's needs and interests. Once my piano students learn their fundamentals, we explore music the student shows interest in. Students will learn how to construct a personal practice routine, will learn basic music theory, will frequently sight-read, and much more.

A little about me: I began private piano lessons at age 5 and continued lessons until age 16. I began teaching piano privately during my undergraduate studies and currently teach online and in-person music lessons in the DC Metro area.

About Victoria C.

Hello and welcome to my online music studio!

My name is Victoria and I am a professional piano and French horn teacher based in the Northern Virginia/Washington, D.C. area. I completed my graduate studies in Horn Performance from the Catholic University of America and have over 20 years of piano playing experience. I have had 6+ years of professional teaching experience with both horn and piano.

In lessons, I teach my students about basic theory, ear-training, sight-reading, scales, proper breathing and embouchure development (French horn), and much more. I will help students prepare for school-related events such as District Band auditions, Solo and Ensemble Festival, and coach them as they advance to higher levels of band and orchestra within their school.

I have played with ensembles such as the Manassas Ballet Theatre Orchestra, the Capital Wind Symphony, and have been a piano accompanist for events such as Solo and Ensemble Festival and for student recitals at Western Kentucky University.

My current and past instructors include Geoffrey Pilkington (Kennedy Center Opera House Orchestra), Dr. Eric Moore (U.S. Navy Band), Philip Munds (Orchestra of the Royal Opera House; Baltimore Symphony), and Kelly Satterwhite (U.S. Army Band).

In addition to my graduate-level education, I hold a Bachelor's degree in Graphic Design from Western Kentucky University.

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Yusuf M.
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Victoria has been a really great music teacher for our daughter. We highly recommend her!

Posted Sep 23, 2021
Sezandra P.
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Victoria was wonderful! Very patient and very thorough!.

Posted Mar 12, 2021
Yusuf
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Victoria has really been great. She goes above and beyond to help her students learn.

Posted Mar 9, 2021
Chad
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Victoria has been a great teacher. My son always looks forward to his lessons.

Posted Nov 4, 2020
Laura
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Victoria has been a great teacher for our daughter! We appreciate that she has offered a virtual teaching option for students to continue practicing and playing at home. Our daughter loves to play and Victoria has moved her through learning the basics to learning "real songs" as our daughter says. Highly recommend her as an instructor.

Posted Nov 3, 2020
Melissa Scheibe
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Victoria has been amazing teaching my daughter play the french horn! At first my daughter only wanted lessons for a summer. My daughter has enjoyed taking lessons from Victoria so much, we are still taking lessons with her abt 18 months later! My daughter learns so much in each lesson that she wouldn't get in school.

When my son asked for lessons for the piano I instantly reached out if she could fit him in. Victoria is patient and encouraging with the kids that makes learning an instrument fun!

Posted Nov 3, 2020
KARINE- ROCHE-MAHAJAN
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Victoria has taught my daughter piano for over a year now and she is a talented instructor. She is always on time for her lessons and accommodates rescheduling. My daughter enjoys her teaching and she is growing.

Posted Nov 3, 2020
Yusuf M.
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Posted Mar 17, 2021
Jason
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Posted Jan 7, 2021

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Experience

Owner at NOVA Virtual Music Lessons
Aug 2020 - Present

NOVA Virtual Music Lessons

Freelance Piano and French Horn Instructor
Aug 2020 - Present

Self-Employed

French Hornist
Aug 2019 - Jan 2021

Capital Wind Symphony

Piano and French Horn Instructor
Aug 2018 - Jul 2020

Music & Arts

Piano Instructor
Mar 2015 - Jul 2018

Royal Music Company

Education

Artist Diploma in French Horn Performance
Aug 2018 - May 2021

The Catholic University of America

Bachelor of Fine Arts in Graphic Design
Aug 2013 - Dec 2017

Western Kentucky University

Affiliations

American Federation of Musicians
Jan 2020
A labor union representing professional musicians in the United States and Canada. Founding in 1896 as the successor to the "National League of Musicians," the AFM is the largest organization in the world representing the interests of professional musicians.

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