Leonard Chow Violin Studio

Leonard Chow Violin Studio

5.0 (3)
1 employee
19 years in business

About this pro

I believe music is the best way to discover beauty and color in the world. I believe music is a life style. I believe music is a universal language which everyone could understand.

My name is Leonard Chow and I am currently a teaching assistant at the University of Houston. I am a doctoral student and my major study is the violin performance while my minor instrument is the viola. My responsibilities include playing as a violist in the symphony orchestra and assisting the string department.

Before moving to Houston, I was a graduate assistant in Stephen F. Austin State University, responsible for teaching minor violin students and leading the orchestra as the concertmaster.

I have been teaching privately since 2004 and many of my students have outstanding result in exams held by Associate Board of Royal Schools of Music.

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Houston, TX 77004
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3 Reviews


  • Sunny Ng

    He is a very passonate teacher. Fun to learn violin with him. He can help me to learn skills in a short time.

  • Michael Mundell

    He is good with explaining the theoretical, and technical side of music. He worked with me for about 8-9 months, and I can say that I learned alot from him, and have been able to apply what I learned every day. He helped me not just learn how to play the material, but also understand what I was playing.

  • Stephen Lam

    Amazing Teaching, just Greatest Teacher in my life =]


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

It depends on the age and educational background of the student... If the student is really young (4-6) I wont force my student to read music which, could add more difficulties on top of learning to play the instrument. Instead, I could teach by singing first and play after. 

For the other students, the lesson basically focus on three aspect, technical work, pieces and musical knowledge.

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

I am a violin performance, doctoral degree student in University of Houston. My major instrument is the violin while minor instrument is the viola.

I have been working as a teaching assistant since my master degree in Stephen F. Austin State University and now I am a teaching assistant in University of Houston.

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

I charge 60 per hour, regardless of level of students. To me, every students are equal regardless of their playing level and age. Teaching fundamental technique needs the same dedication as teaching advance technique. 

How did you get started teaching?

I started teaching since 2004 when I started to go to university for music diploma. I have been teaching private lessons, group lessons, studios and also in university.

What types of students have you worked with?

I have been teaching students from 4 - 20 mostly. For private students most of them are middle or high school students and for university, I taught music minor student as part of my teaching assistant job.

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

Violin playing is a challenging yet rewarding art form. There are times which you will need discipine and paitent to get over difficulties but after that, you will enjoy what you are able to play =]

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

I usually ask my students to mark down the main points and assignment in their handbook. Please revise and see if answers are there and if not, ask me anytime.