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Beginning Viola Lessons - Matthew R
Beginning Viola Lessons San Francisco, CA

A native of Northern California, Matthew Readdick (b. 1993) is a viola player based in San Francisco. Matthew has played with many orchestras and chamber ensembles in both section and principal positions in the Sacramento, Los Angeles, and San Francisco areas, as well as many groups in Belo Horizonte, Brazil. A frequent freelance performer in the San Francisco bay area, Matthew also has an active teaching career. Matthew teaches viola players of all levels, as well as beginning violinists. Besides having a private studio, he often gives master classes at public schools in Northern California, and has served as an orchestra coach for many of these schools. As well as being a performer and educator, Matthew is an activist for music education, and a strong believer in community service for the arts. Matthew graduated from the University of California at Irvine, where he studied with renowned viola player Dr. Jerzy Kosmala. He is currently pursuing a Master’s of Music at the San Francisco Conservatory of Music, where he studies with Jodi Levitz. Other teachers include Billie Gonzalez and Carrie Dennis, principal violist of the Los Angeles Philharmonic. He has participated in master classes with Helen Callus, Robert deMaine, and Andrew Wan. Matthew loves to garden, and volunteer with Immigration Advocacy groups when not playing viola. Viola gets tiring after all!

Violin and Viola Teacher - Mia N
Violin and Viola Teacher San Francisco, CA

Hi there! My name is Mia, and I've been playing the violin for 17 years. I grew up in Norwalk, Connecticut, and studied music in Connecticut and New York for 11 years, before moving out to San Francisco in 2010 to attend the SF Conservatory of Music, where I received my Bachelors Degree in 2014. I am currently finishing my Masters Degree, also at the SF Conservatory, and will graduate in May of 2016. More information on my musical background, including recordings of my playing, can be found at my website: mianardihuffman.instantencore.com! I have been teaching violin and viola to students of all levels and ages since 2005, and while completing my Bachelors Degree, taught chamber music and violin at the Kipp Bay Academy in San Francisco. My string quartet performs in schools, nursing homes, and hospitals around the Bay Area, and one of my favorite things about playing the violin is the ability to share the joy of music with lots of people! If you have any questions about lessons, please feel free to contact me. Thanks for reading!