Carmen’s positive and encouraging nature, combined with her strong music pedagogy, helped my daughter increase her enjoyment of playing the instrument. My daughter was finally successful in completing and mastering a grade level piece.
— Angelie Barkey, parent
Carmen is professional, friendly and communicates well with parents. My daughter has been progressing very well and passing examinations one by another. In addition, I have also noticed how much Carmen has had an influence on her: her confidence on stage, her overall interest and sensitivity towards music, and of course, her eagerness to play violin well.
— Ellen Zhang, parent


Lesson Program

The Studio private lesson program runs year-round, and is open to students of all ages and ability levels, from beginner to adult.

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People often ask me, "What does Cavatina mean?"  It’s a musical term, that means a beautiful melody”, I answer.

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From frequently asked questions to metronome guides, check out the Studio blog for a few of my teaching tips and tricks.

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Carmen is a skilled teacher with a gift for working with children . . . Since starting lessons with Carmen, not only has their (my daughters) playing improved tremendously but so too has their love of the violin.
— Kathleen Benum, parent