Violin Academy

Violin Academy

5.0 (7)
2 hires on
1 employee
6 years in business

About this pro

If you are looking for lessons that:

  Cater to your learning style

Provide personalized lesson plans

Work at your pace and your time

Will get you to LOVE music


 Then you’ve come to the right person!


I am determined to make each and every one of my students love and appreciate music and playing the violin! After years of teaching, I thoroughly believe that the student must come first and that their growth and happiness are the most important.

Teaching is my passion! It makes me so happy to help my students achieve their dreams and goals! 

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Long Beach, CA 90840
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7 Reviews


  • Laura Escobar

    Very easy, heard back immediately from several instructors giving me options. Paulo was the perfect match.

  • Allee Her

    Simply put, Paulo is an outstanding instructor. He himself is so driven and is constantly working to improve his musicality, which directly translates to his excellent teaching! Learning with Paulo is a great step for younger musicians especially. He dedicates a lot of time and detail into ensuring the students are developing correct playing technique and aids them in exploring a variety of repertoire! Always great things coming from Paulo.

  • Jasmine Perez

    So, Paulo was my first lessons teacher and I honestly couldn’t have asked for better. He taught me most of the basics and helped me create a strong foundation to improve upon: relaxed bow hand/arm, vibrato, positions, 3-octave scales, some sight reading, expressiveness. (sprinkle in some music theory) He taught all this while being patient and pushing me to be my best. 10 out of 10 would recommend for anyone who is considering.

  • Miranda Trujillo

    The best teacher I have ever had hands down! I am completely new at violin at the age of 24 and have made great progress because of Paulo. He’s so sweet and easy to talk to, I always feel so encouraged and confident during our lessons. Very genuine and patient, especially with a beginner such as myself which made me feel very comfortable. Be prepared to surprise yourself! I’m still fairly new but can hear such a difference in how I play.

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What is your typical process for working with a new student?

First I'd like to get to know the student and ask what their goals are. Next, I would ask them to play anything they want and perhaps a few scales to gauge their level. Then I would create a detailed lesson plan on what will cover during our lessons. 

What education and/or training do you have that relates to your work?

I have had the privilege of learning from teachers that have studied in Juilliard, USC, and Colburn and have been accumulating knowledge of teaching for six years now. I have also been working as a violin coach for string programs ranging from elementary to high school. 

Do you have a standard pricing system for your lessons? If so, please share the details here.

I generally like to work with the financial situation of each student and their families so prices are negotiable.

Standard prices are:

$25 for 30 minutes

$30 for 45 minutes

$40 for 60 minutes

How did you get started teaching?

I always had a passion for teaching. I began teaching for community service for a local outreach program which blossomed into starting my own violin studio and helping each musician I work with thrive.

What types of students have you worked with?

I have worked with students of ALL ages and I accommodate each student's learning style and needs.

Describe a recent event you are fond of.

It was amazing to see my grade school students achieve State Solo Awards and make it into Honor Orchestras!

What advice would you give a student looking to hire a teacher in your area of expertise?

I suggest seeing how a teacher instructs and works with their student in order to see if it is the right fit.

What questions should students think through before talking to teachers about their needs?

I emphasize thinking about the specific need and how the teacher would be able to help with such needs.

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