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Conductor, Music Educator, and Private Music Teacher

I am currently Orchestra Director at Arcadia High School (boasting one of the largest school string programs in the state) and the String Orchestra Conductor of the Pasadena Youth Symphony Orchestra.  I have been teaching private violin lessons since 1995 and have taught students of all ages--from 4 years old to 60 years old. I am easy-going, have a great sense of humor, have a great ear (perfect pitch) and can pay great attention to detail. My strictness and demand levels for my private students are dependent upon how serious about music you are--whether you are doing it just for fun or to prepare for a career as a musician.

I am also the President and Founder and a Chamber Strings Teaching Artist of Crescendo Young Musicians Guild, a non-profit youth music education and community service organization. 

Background

~Master of Music in Music: Music Education, Conducting Specialization -- Colorado State University, Fort Collins. 
~Bachelor of Music in Music Education with Department Honors, Instrumental and General Music Education -- Northwestern University. 
~California Professional Clear Teaching Credential for K-12 Music.
~Member: Music Teachers Association of California (MTAC), American String Teachers Association (ASTA), Southern California School Band and Orchestra Association (SCSBOA), Music Educators National Conference (MENC), California Teachers Association (CTA) 

~Primary instrument: violin. Began learning from father at age 6.
~Secondary instruments: viola, piano, percussion, trombone, guitar.
~Courses taught: High school--orchestra, band, AP Music Theory, chorus, musical theater. Middle school--band, composition, percussion ensemble, introductory music. Elementary--after school strings.

Lesson Information

Lessons available for violin (beginning through advanced), viola (beginning through intermediate), piano (beginning), and conducting (beginning through intermediate).

Lessons are taught in Pasadena on weekdays and in Koreatown on weekends. 
$5 discount per lesson for students of the same family.

Lesson Rates

One-on-One
60 minutes
45 minutes
30 minutes
Violin, Viola
$60
$50
$40
Piano
$40
$33
$25
Conducting
$50
$40
$35

Please call or email for small group lesson rates (2-5 students).