Clio Tilton

Bay Area violist Clio Tilton is an enthusiastic chamber musician and teacher of violin and viola. Clio performs regularly as a substitute with the San Francisco Symphony, San Francisco Contemporary Music Players, Berkeley Symphony, Oakland Symphony, Santa Rosa Symphony, Magik Magik Orchestra, and as a member of the San Francisco Chamber Orchestra and the American Bach Soloists. As a chamber musician she performs with the Chamber Music Society of San Francisco. Clio studied at Oberlin Conservatory and the Juilliard School and has been heard across Europe, Asia, and the United States. A Fulbright fellowship recipient, she spent two years studying and performing in Switzerland.

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Clio Tilton
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Alameda String Academy, Crowden School, Chamber Music Society of San Francisco

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classical, baroque
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Oberlin, Juilliard, Fulbright Fellowship

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I offer violin and viola lessons to students of all ages at my studio in Bernal Heights, San Francisco, as well as at the Crowden Music Center and the Alameda String Academy. Using a curriculum of folk songs, fiddle tunes, and baroque music for beginners to a more advanced classical repertoire for intermediate and advanced students, I give each student a solid foundation on the violin or viola. My students are able to read music and play by ear and take the violin in whatever direction they choose later on. Teaching with a combination of scales, exercises, rhythm games, and repertoire, I teach my students how to be comfortable and facile on their instruments and also well-rounded musicians. Each student is unique and I vary my teaching approach based on the individual student's learning style. Please contact me for more information.

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