Los Angeles Violin Teachers
Grace Rodgers, originally from Detroit, is a Los Angeles based violinist who enjoys a varied musical career spanning from classical to pop. Grace often works with current artists, and has been a part of many studio recordings and live productions (Kesha, Lea Michele, BØRNS, Megadeth, Gallant, Sabrina Carpenter, and others). Grace earned her Bachelor of Music with a concentration in Violin Performance from Wayne State University under Dr. Laura Roelofs, where she was also an instructor for String Project @Wayne, a four year teaching internship with the youth of Detroit.
As an avid performer, Ms. Rodgers knows the necessary skills to make a great violinist. While she caters to the individual student's needs, Grace instills the basics in an engaging and useful manner. Ms. Rodgers specializes in observing students’ learning styles, and then utilizing the necessary tools to take them to the next level in their performing skills.
Lara was introduced to the violin at the age of three and a half. Throughout her youth she played in orchestras and string orchestras, including performances at renowned venues such as the Royal Festival Hall in London, England. She participated in Chamber Music Courses, including summer courses with organizations such as Pro Corda. Lara studied the Suzuki method throughout her early years with violin teacher, Elizabeth Arnott. She took up the piano and voice by the age of eleven.
Going on to earn a Bachelor Degree in Music from The University of Southampton in Southampton, England, her degree spanned performance, composition and the history of music. Lara has taught at several music schools over the past five years and has guided both children and adult students in many aspects of their technique and performance in violin, piano and vocals, as well as preparation for recitals. She is passionate and driven in guiding each of her students to realize their full potential.
Laurel has been playing violin since she was in 1st grade! She is well-versed in the classical and fiddle styles and absolutely loves teaching!
She studied at Jacobs School of Music at Indiana University and has experience teaching violin and theory to students ages 6 to 65!
Laurel loves playing violin for bands of all genres and in orchestras around town!
Alexa Lee is a classically trained violinist and music producer based in Los Angeles, California. She has competed and performed in many prestigious venues such as: Carnegie Hall, Walt Disney Concert Hall and Bing Concert Hall. Besides classical music Alexa is also trained in many other genres such as pop, edm and rock. During her live DJ sets Alexa enjoys improvising over different beats and pulling different melodies and themes from classical songs. This technique is quite helpful for her students learning how to ear train. Alexa has been teaching students ranging from 4- 18 years old since high school and volunteers at Education Through Music in Los Angeles.
Alexa does not use the Suzuki method to teach violin. Instead she prefers to build the student's basic skills with various etudes, caprices and concertos. Furthermore, she utilizes music theory and history to really help students understand the essence of the music. Students who wish to test for CM will find her techniques quite useful.