I love teaching, and enjoy passing on that joy, knowledge, and experience to my students! I have 22 years teaching experience and accept students from beginner to professional advanced levels of all ages. Lessons are tailored according to the student's goals, abilities, preference in music and I will help you achieve your musical goals. Whether you're wanting to learn the violin to pursue a career or learn as a personal hobby, I believe you should enjoy the learning process! I am passionate about music and enjoy teaching aspiring students! I am active as a violin teacher, performer, chamber and studio recording musician. I hold a Masters of Music Degree in Violin Performance from California State University, Long Beach and have been playing the violin since the age of 4. I also have experience in teaching group and private lessons to students of all ages, coaching string orchestras and string ensembles. I have a broad education in music with knowledge of classical, modern, and world music, as well as advanced training in music theory which I incorporate in private lessons. I have also studied conducting, music analysis, music history, voice, and advanced piano. While I specialize in classical music, I help my students discover what genre of music they're passionate about learning, including classical, jazz, pop, and fiddle. Lessons include scales, technique, ear training, sight reading, music theory, solos, duets, music performance and the option to prepare for auditions and youth orchestras. I tailor the curriculum I use depending on the need of each individual student. Please contact me for up to date lesson rates and availability!
My son has been taking lessons with Connie for 8 months and he looks forward to his weekly lessons. I’m impressed with the progress he continues to make. Connie is very encouraging and pays attention to details that were missed with our previous teacher. She helped my son relearn proper technique and we are so thankful we found her!