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Violin Lessons for All Levels - Beginner through Conservatory

My name is Usha, and I'm a concert violinist playing solos, recitals, & chamber music on international stages. I happily teach lessons for violinists of all levels, from beginner through to conservatory students. I was born in the USA and moved to Germany when I was awarded a Fulbright scholarship.

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At teacher's location: Wilsnacker Straße, Berlin, Germany
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Skills:
Age:
Preschool children (4-6 years old)
Children (7-12 years old)
Teenagers (13-17 years old)
Adults (18-64 years old)
Seniors (65+ years old)
Student level:
Beginner
Intermediate
Advanced
Duration:
30 minutes
45 minutes
60 minutes
90 minutes
The class is taught in:English, German

About Me

Praised for her “confidence and bearing," violinist Usha made her solo debut with the Phoenix Symphony and has since performed extensively as a soloist, recitalist, and chamber musician throughout North America and Europe. The recent winner of a 2020 Tunnell Trust Award and First Prize winner of the 2018 Birmingham International Piano Chamber Music Competition with pianist Edward Leung, Usha performs recitals in the 2020-2021 season at Wigmore Hall, Ulverston International Music Festival, Winchester Chamber Music Festival, Marden House Sunday at Three Series, Wye Valley Music, the Royal Birmingham Conservatoire, and Chamber Circle, Brussels. In addition, she will release a CD featuring works by all American composers on the Resonus Classics label and collaborate with conductor and composer Henry Cheng and the Very Berlin Ensemble to record for the luxury Korean cosmetic company Isamuae.

Highlights of recent seasons include solo engagements with the Studio-Orchester Duisburg, the Culver City Chamber Orchestra, the Culver City Symphony Orchestra, and the San Bernardino Symphony Orchestra, as well as recitals with Leung at the Birmingham International Piano Chamber Music Festival, the Royal Birmingham Conservatoire’s November Chamberfest, and at Sophie’s Barn in Banbury, England. As chamber musician, Usha has performed at the14th Rolandseck-ARP Museum and Krzyżowa-Music Festivals, Prussia Cove Open Chamber Music, and on the Colburn Chamber Music Society with musicians Martin Beaver, Paul Coletti, Friedemann Eichhorn, Clive Greensmith, Konstantin Heidrich, Matthias Kirschnereit, Eckart Runge, and Jean-Yves Thibaudet.

Usha is a current recipient of the Deutscher Akademischer Austauschdienst (DAAD) Grant in the Field of Music and is further supported by the Yehudi Menuhin Live Music Now Deutschland e.V. Previously, she was the recipient of a U.S. Fulbright Grant in the Arts and a Career Grant from the Rachel Barton Pine Foundation. In addition, Usha has won top prizes in the International Schmidbauer Young Artist Competition, the Edith Knox Peninsula Symphony Competition, the Parness Concerto Competition, and the Phoenix Symphony Concerto Competition. Usha has been featured on the United Kingdom’s radio station Classic FM, Arizona’s 89.5 KBAQ, National Public Radio (NPR)'s StoryCorps Archive, and Public Broadcasting Service (PBS)’s “Arts District” segment.

Usha was raised in Phoenix, Arizona where she studied with Dr. Katie McLin and Phoenix Symphony concertmaster Steven Moeckel. She received her Bachelor of Music degree and an Artist Diploma from the Colburn Conservatory of Music in Los Angeles where she was a student of renowned pedagogue Robert Lipsett. Usha is currently pursuing a Konzertexamen certificate studying with violinist Mihaela Martin at the Hochschule für Musik und Tanz Köln and is grateful for additional support and guidance from Alexander Rumpf and Daniel Tong.

When she is not playing violin, Usha loves hiking, backpacking, rock climbing, writing, cooking, and playing with her cat, Luna.

Reviews (6)

Usha is an engaging, knowledgeable, fun and experienced violinist and teacher. In just my first lesson as an intermediate student, Usha covered significant ground ranging from the biomechanics of my paying to gaps in artistic expression. She is very personable , patient and focused on enabling the student to reach their playing goals. Given her experience her lesson fees are incredibly reasonable. Highly recommended!
As a beginner, I like it a lot the way she teaches. She's very efficient, I feel like I'm learning a lot with each lesson. Explains things in a clear, easy-to-understand way. The lessons are interesting and fun I really enjoy them. Feeling lucky to have such an amazing teacher 10/10.
Usha is a wonderful teacher. She's so very patient and structured, I'm really looking forward to the next few sessions! I can definitely recommend her!
Usha is a wonderful teacher. She covered all various aspects of my technique and was very patient. Highly recommend.
We had a great time with Usha, she is an experienced teacher and knows how to teach different levels. She is a lovely teacher who knows what she is talking about. She can demonstrate well and is very encouraging. I would strong recommend her to any students out there.
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  • Instructor since December 2020
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