Cicely Nelson Teaching Artist

Hello! I am a violin teacher and tutor with an undergraduate degree from Columbia University and two Masters degrees in violin and viola performance. I also hold Suzuki-Certification in Books 1-10 from the School for Strings, in New York City; one of the world’s most respected Suzuki training schools. I presently work for the Los Angeles Philharmonic Youth Orchestra program, for Elemental Strings - a youth orchestra in Santa Monica, and for the Pasadena Youth Symphony. I have also taught English online for 3 years now. I am a very warm but very strict violin/viola teacher and I believe in teaching children, through music, confidence, perseverance, and artistry not only as ends worthy of pursuit for their own sakes but also as life skills that will serve them well in anything that they choose to pursue.


  • English as a Second Language (Beginner-Expert)

  • Music (Preschool, Kindergarten, KG, Nursery-Masters/Postgraduate)

  • Violin (Beginner-Expert)

  • Viola (Beginner-Expert)

  • Pilates (Beginner-Expert)


  • Teacher (Sep, 2018 - Present) at Los Angeles Unified School District
    Music teacher


  • TESOL (Jan, 2018 - Apr, 2018) from TESOL, Seville, Spain
  • Masters (Sep, 2012 - May, 2016) from The University of British Columbia
  • Suzuki Certification (Sep, 2008 - Jun, 2010) from School for Strings
  • Bachelor (Sep, 1994 - May, 1999) from Columbia University, New York

Fee details

    US$50/hour (US$50.0/hour)


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