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San Diego is an amazing county filled with all kinds of music, art, and culture. The music scene varies from intimate blues clubs, an amazing symphony, some of the nation’s top theatres, an opera house, and a history of pop and rock artists making their grand start right in its cafes. It does not matter what your aspirations are or what genre you are most interested in, San Diego has every niche form of music you could imagine and with it the professionals who can pass that knowledge along to their pupils.

Our instructors in Mission Valley area come from all sorts of backgrounds and some are still actively involved in their respective scenes. Whether they are playing in a small jazz club in North Park after a long day of teaching lessons, or working in a sound studio with an orchestra on a score for a new Sony video game after talking with their student about how they got their big start with the Youth Symphony, or on a stage as a rock singer at Earth Fest where they waved down at their students from their platform, or in a production at the Old Globe or La Jolla Playhouse after they have sung all day with their own pupils, our instructors in Mission Valley area are active and connected and bring their experiences to the table when they teach.

If you live in Mission Valley and looking to find the best instructor, we can help! Let us help you become the next generation of practitioners and enthusiasts. Give us a call today to get your trial lesson set up with one of our instructors in Mission Valley.

Meet a few of our instructors in the Mission Valley area!

Natalia V.

Natalia was nine years old when she first heard a piece for solo flute performed in a grand church, making her sit up a little straighter. On her tenth birthday, her father gave her her very first flute (a Yamaha student model), and she has been living the history of that day ever since. The role of flute performance in Natalia's life has transformed from an extra-curricular activity at the age of ten to her most challenging, captivating, rewarding, and necessary undertaking thus far. Natalia won numerous awards, recognitions, and scholarships in solo festivals and youth orchestras in her hometown of Bakersfield, California before moving her life to Southern California in pursuit of a bachelor's degree in flute performance. In August of 2015, she began her studies at San Diego State University where she studied with Pamela Martchev. She graduated in May 2020 with a B.M. in Flute Performance and a B.A. in Philosophy. During her time at San Diego State University, Natalia served as principal flutist of the Symphony Orchestra for 4 seasons, principal flutist of the Wind Symphony for 2 seasons, the principal flutist of the Chamber Orchestra for 3 seasons. She has had the opportunity to play under notable conductors such as Maxim Eshkenazy. As a soloist, she has been recognized by the San Diego Flute Guild and participated in masterclasses for Carol Wincenc, Jim Walker, Denis Bouriakov, Benjamin Smolen, and Seth Morris. Natalia can be heard on various albums and projects outside of classical music and has a passion for playing in diverse performance disciplines. She is an active flute coach and private instructor for all ages and skill levels and plans to earn her Masters Degree from Mannes School of Music in 2023.

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Natalia V.

San Diego County

  • Piano.
  • Online Lessons.
  • Flute.
  • Music Theory.

Jenny P.

Jenny has always been passionate about music and teaching piano and feels privileged to have taught for over three decades. She believes that because every student is different, each lesson should be different. Her emphasis on the importance of positive reinforcement helps her students excel rapidly. Jenny was born in Madison, Wisconsin, and began to play the piano when she was two. She began serious piano studies with her mother when she was five, and mentoring with Juilliard-trained Olive P. Endres when she was seven. Jenny’s “teaching lineage” can be traced back to Beethoven through Miss Endres! Accepted to Oberlin College Conservatory when she was 16, Jenny majored in Piano Performance with Sedmara Zakarian Rutstein, a former professor of the Leningrad (St. Petersburg) Conservatory. She taught Sight-Singing and Ear-Training to fellow conservatory students at Oberlin and was a member of the Oberlin College Choir as a freshman. Jenny was also a MacPhail Performance Scholar in Minneapolis, studying piano with Yakov Gelfand, also originally of the Leningrad (St. Petersburg) Conservatory. Jenny has been teaching piano in San Diego County since 1991 and has been living and teaching in Ramona since January 2007. She also coached vocal students, specializing in ”getting them to sing in tune.” In addition to teaching, Jenny served as Service Keyboardist and Choral Rehearsal Accompanist at St. Mary’s in-the-Valley Episcopal Church in Ramona. Here, she became Choir Director and Music Director until 2017. With a desire to focus on choral singing, Jenny joined the La Jolla Presbyterian Church Chancel Choir and the Point Loma Nazarene University Choral Union. She also accompanies the White Sands Retirement Community Sandpiper Singers choir in La Jolla.

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Jenny P.

San Diego County

  • Voice.
  • Piano.
  • Online Lessons.
  • Music Theory.