Galatea Chamber Music Mentors

Galatea Chamber Music Mentors



We teach people of all ages and offer private lessons, studio classes, student recitals, faculty concerts, and a summer program. We believe in nurturing the self-worth of each individual. What we think and believe about ourselves creates our limitations; when we truly trust ourselves, there are no bounds. We would love to guide and inspire you on your journey as a musician.

Ava Figliuzzi and Dr. Johnathan Spence perform chamber music concerts and mentor violin and viola lessons. For more information please visit our website:


Hired 5 times
2 employees
6 years in business
Serves Virginia Beach , VA

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Credit Card, Cash, Check, Venmo, Apple Pay, Google Pay, Stripe

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Do you own a violin?

Student who has an instrument, Student who is planning to purchase an instrument and would like advice

Years experience

No formal training, No formal training; some self-taught experience, 0 – 2 years experience, 2 – 4 years experience, 4+ years of experience

Able to read music

Student can read music, Student cannot read music

Lesson length

30 minutes, 45 minutes, 60 minutes

Student's age

Under 5 years old, 5 – 10 years old, 11 – 13 years old, 14 – 18 years old, 19 – 25 years old, 26 – 45 years old, 46 – 65 years old, Over 65 years old

Instrument interested in

Violin, Viola, Fiddle, I can recommend an instrument

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  • Dr. Johnathan Spence
  • Dr. Johnathan Spence
  • Dr. Johnathan Spence
  • Dr. Johnathan Spence

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    Frequently asked questions

    Every new student will have a free trial lesson. We'll discuss personal goals and how we can help you reach them. 

    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. He also 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. Violinist Ava Figliuzzi is committed to bringing the joy of curiosity to her community and students through teaching and live chamber music. She has performed in numerous ensembles, masterclasses, and festivals across the States — most recently performing as a member of the Palm Beach Symphony for their 22-23 season. Figliuzzi received her master’s degree from the Lynn Conservatory of Music with Carol Cole and completed her undergraduate work at Boston University with Bayla Keyes. While in graduate school, Figliuzzi enjoyed working as a journalist for Palm Beach Arts Paper and becoming an extracurricular violist.
    Ava Figliuzzi ​​$80 per 60 minute lesson $60 per 45 minute lesson $40 per 30 minute lesson Dr. Spence ​$90 per 60 minute lesson $70 per 45 minute lesson $50 per 30 minute lesson

    Students of all ages and levels.

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