Angela Solis is a violin and viola teacher with more than 12 years of experience.
She started her music studies in Spain where she earned her bachelor’s degree in music in 2004. During this time, her performance and teaching experience was forged between the classical, contemporary and regional styles. Her experience in performance includes playing in several orchestras, ensembles, recording studios and as the lead singer and founder of the band “Costellas”.
Angela’s teaching experience was broadened after Becoming a Suzuki teacher and attending different method workshops in Spain. She then set off to travel around Asia, where she also worked as a violin and viola teacher and gained exposure to the ABSRM system.
One of her greatest professional achievements was to obtain the viola teacher position in the state music system in Spain in 2008. It is an arduous process that can take years to achieve; one must prove a high level of competence in performance, teaching skills and instrument related knowledge. Angela earned the 6th highest score in the test that year.
Being an instrument teacher is demanding, even more so when teaching a string instrument during the first stages. Angela invests an abundance of time and effort to promote both the violin and viola and to motivate her students so they can thrive. She has watched many of her students go on to pursue successful music careers and the number of viola and violin teachers in the school she started doubled in 3 years.
Currently, Angela lives in San Francisco with her husband and loves to explore the culture and arts of the city. She enjoys teaching her private students as well as teaching in an after school program. She understands the importance of expanding one’s knowledge and expertise and takes private lessons at the San Francisco Conservatory of Music, learning composition and music production, and practices chamber music whenever she has the chance
San Francisco, CA (94131)
Harmony Project Bay Area
I have an European degree in Viola, in south Spain, and an extended experience in solo and group performance.
I am a certified Suzuki teacher.
Creativity is the first tool I use together with joy, imagination, and, of course, hard work.
What I offer
Up-to-the-student lessons, including improvisation initiation, body warm-ups, studio-techniques, sight-reading, music games, duets, music theory, ear training, scales, studies, anti stage-fright sessions or any other suggestion the student may have. Suzuki method or ABRSM exam preparation are available too. It will always depend on student needs or desires.
What I usually recommend:
Young Beginners (up to 7 years old) 30 minutes two times a week
Every age beginners: 60 min. once a week
Low-intermediate: 45 to 60 min. a week
Intermediate students: 60 min. a week or more depending on student availability and needs.
Sessions may include: 5 to 10 min. scales and arpeggios practice
10 to 15 min. of exercises or studies, introducing the elements needed to play your works
10 -30 min. work playing, performance and improvement
5 min. resume of the session or music games.
Lecciones disponibles también en español.