Steven Tse Violin/Viola Studio

Steven Tse Violin/Viola Studio

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1 years in business

About this pro

I cater to every individual's needs based on their level and goals. I emphasize my curriculum on the basics because it is the foundation to what you'll learn in the future (scales and proper technique). I also use the Suzuki Method to teach the basics and pieces for my beginner students. The first lesson will consist of an introductory lesson which contains the following:

1.) short informal interview to get to know each other

2.) the student will play a musical excerpt of his/her choice

3.) I'll provide feedback on what the student needs to work on and provide a lesson plan that suits the student.

I believe that lessons shouldn't tedious and dull. I would have them to picture a storyline and to correlate their hobbies/interests to their playing. For example: "Imagine you're gazing at the stars when playing Twinkle Twinkle."

I enjoy teaching because I believe that everyone should have access to music of any kind. Without music, we wouldn't express our emotions clearly. As a teacher, I like to share what I've learned throughout my 14 years of musical experience. It is something that I treasure deeply. 

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Torrance, CA 90504
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What is your typical process for working with a new student?

1.) short informal interview to get to know each other (5-10 mins)

2.) the student will play a musical excerpt of his/her choice (duration TBD). The student has the option to record in advance.

3.) I'll provide feedback on what the student needs to work on and provide a lesson plan that suits the student. (5-10 mins)


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

I started playing the Violin at the age of 6. I've started taking private lessons and joined a community orchestra in Palmdale, CA. I switched to the Viola at the age of 13. Since then, I've attended the Colburn School of Performing Arts in Los Angeles, CA for 4 1/2 years. I served as Principal Viola for Colburn Youth Orchestra and Colburn Chamber Orchestra. I'm currently pursuing a Bachelor of Music degree in Viola Performance at the New England Conservatory of Music in Boston MA.


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

My rate is:

$40 1 hour

$32 45 mins

$25 30 mins

The introductory lesson is free of charge. Intro lessons are usually shorter than regular lessons.

I only take electronic payments (Venmo, PayPal, Zelle, or any other form of E-payments).


How did you get started teaching?

I started teaching through the son of my mom's friend. They were in need of a teacher, so I offered to teach him. 


What types of students have you worked with?

I've worked with beginner violin and viola students.


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

I suggest to take a few lessons with the teacher that you're interested in. It takes some time to get used to the teacher's teaching style and curriculum. If you don't feel it's a right fit, it's ok to find another teacher. Just because a teacher has a good reputation, it doesn't mean that he/she is the right fit for you. 


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

I encourage my students to ask for help if when needed.  Students should address their needs before the lesson in order to avoid any miscommunications down the road.


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