Spence Academy For Strings

Spence Academy For Strings

5 years in business

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We provide Violin and Viola lessons to musicians of all ages. No matter if you are a child or an adult, learning a stringed instrument helps enhance mental growth. The ability to help overcome a students specific struggles is a skill that takes dedication, care, and patience that many teachers can overlook. Dr. Johnathan Spence has many years of experience helping the specific needs of every individual he teaches, providing the tools to face obstacles that might seem impossible to climb. How we treat our musical development translates to so many other aspects of life, and who we trust through that development can seemingly shape who we are.  

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Virginia Beach, VA 23454
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What education and/or training do you have that relates to your work?

Dr. Johnathan Spence received his Doctorate of Music in Violin and Viola under the study of Hagai Shaham at Stony Brook University in 2017. He is also a graduate of East Carolina University, where he studied with Ara Gregorian. Focusing on his passion for teaching, Dr. Spence has returned to his home town where he is spreading his pedagogical methods to the Hampton Roads area.  

Dr. Spence performed his solo debut with the the Governor's School for the Arts in 2007 where he went on to perform on the stage of Boston Symphony Hall. Johnathan participates in the Next Generation Series of the Four Seasons Chamber Music Festival, during which the students selected for this program receive multiple opportunities to play side-by-side with world-renowned artists. He continues to play and perform in various chamber music festivals across the country, as well as spreading music to the community through a variety of outreach programs for public and private schools alike.

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  • $70an hour
  • $35 every half-hour

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What types of students have you worked with?

All ages

Lessons offered

Viola Lessons Violin Lessons Music Teachers