Norm Hughes, Violin Teacher
I have undergraduate and graduate degrees in music performance, and I've been teaching for decades. I have also played for many television shows and movies, such as Inside/Out, Wall-e, Finding Nemo, Finding Dory, America's Got Talent, Lost, and Family Guy, to name a few. I've recorded and performed with many groups and stars, including Guns & Roses, Aerosmith, Ringo Starr, George Harrison, Andrea Bocelli, Mannheim Steamroller, the Pacific Symphony, and Laguna Pagaent of the Masters Orchestra, so I have lots of experience to bring to every level of teaching.
I love the satisfaction I get when my students do well at auditions. I have a 12-year-old who just auditioned for a high school orchestra and made it. Another student, 10 years old, just successfully auditioned for an honor orchestra which includes players through high school, and she's one of the youngest in the group. Yet another student, 11 years old, auditioned for an honor orchestra and was offerred 1st chair 2nd violin, or a position high up in the 1st violin section. Again, she's one of the youngest in the group. Those achievements make my day!