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Tamsen B.

Tamsen - Violin / Viola / Mandolin Instructor

Tamsen - Violin / Viola / Mandolin Instructor

$75/hour

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Bio

The Los Angeles Times has praised Tamsen’s playing as “both intuitive and lyrical”. They described her ensemble playing as “having a unique synergy”.

She has taught violin and viola for over 40 years. She is the first violinist for the Avanti String Quartet who were Artists in Residence at Clemson University and were selected to perform student concerts for the Coleman Chamber Music series. She has served on the faculties of Cal State Fullerton, Cal State Los Angeles, and Westmont...

The Los Angeles Times has praised Tamsen’s playing as “both intuitive and lyrical”. They described her ensemble playing as “having a unique synergy”.

She has taught violin and viola for over 40 years. She is the first violinist for the Avanti String Quartet who were Artists in Residence at Clemson University and were selected to perform student concerts for the Coleman Chamber Music series. She has served on the faculties of Cal State Fullerton, Cal State Los Angeles, and Westmont College. Tamsen invented the violin and viola shoulder rest, “Acoustifoam” which is used by artists around the world.

Tamsen is an active soloist, chamber, studio and orchestral musician, performing over 100 concerts a year. She has given several premieres of concertos, chamber music, operatic and orchestral works. Her career includes performances with such notable artists as: Placido Domingo, Luciano Pavarotti, Zubin Mehta, Henryk Szeryng, Joshua Bell, and Gil Shaham. In addition, she has performed and recorded with popular artists like: Andrea Bocelli, Lalo Schifrin, Frank Capp, Ray Charles, Diane Schuur, George Benson, Barry White, Doc Severenson, James Galway, Roger Williams, and Bobby Vinton. Tamsen has been a member of prominent orchestras such as the Los Angeles Opera Orchestra, New West Symphony, Glendale Symphony and the South Dakota Symphony Orchestra. Tamsen has been concertmaster of the Crystal Cathedral Orchestra, Los Angeles Master Chorale, and West Coast Symphony.


Education

BA, Cal State Los Angeles
Music

Policies

  • Tutor’s lessons: In-person
  • Hourly Rate: $75
  • Travel policy: Within 15 miles of Moorpark, CA 93021
  • Lesson cancellation: 24 hours notice required
  • No background check

  • Your first lesson is backed by our Good Fit Guarantee

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Subjects

Music

Violin

Violin

I've been teaching private lessons in Violin, Viola and Mandolin for over 40 years. I have taught at the high school, college and university levels. I have performed with renowned orchestras, chamber ensembles, and as a soloist for over 35 years. I have patented the Acoustifoam shoulder rest which is used by musicians world wide.

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$75/hour

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$75/hour

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