Local Music Teachers
Violin & Viola Teachers
Teacher: Yasushi Ogura
Mr. Ogura has been NVYS's Head Coach since our inception. He plays throughout the Bay Area and is the concertmaster for Symphony Napa Valley.
"Mr. Yasushi is really good at improving technique. He also has a lot of experience performing and that shows in the way he teaches."
Bea, Violin, 6 years in NVYS
"Very dedicated to his students; kind yet firm teaching style; YS Coach, so he can help a lot with YS music."
Christine Cho, Violin, 6 years in NVYS
"He's great at teaching you rhythm and good at everything.'
Ducle, Viola, 6 years in NVYS
Teacher: Claire Burke
violin, viola and voice
Ms. Burke has taught violin, viola and voice throughout the Bay Area since 1995.
"Our daughter Jennifer studied violin with Claire from age 7. Not only did Claire provide instruction on excellent technique, she also helped our daughter develop a love and appreciation for classical music."
Judy B. (parent)
Teacher: Maria Hoyes
Ms. Hoyes has taught cello in the Napa Valley for 18 + years. She also plays professionally for many symphony's in the North Bay, including Sacramento Symphony.
"She is really adamant about intonation and rhythm, and encourages you to do your absolute best."
Justin Haggard, 4 years NVYS
Teacher: John Bennet
"She is a very skilled flute player and has a clear way of teaching. She helped me a lot with my scales and with reading rhythms."
Sydney Cliff, Flute, 4 years in NVYS
oRGANIZATIONS OFFERING LESSONS
nAPA sCHOOL OF mUSIC
4032 Maher St., Napa, CA 94558
Napa Valley Music Associates
Local teachers for strings, brass and woodwinds
Marcia Battat 707-252-8671 or firstname.lastname@example.org