Head Instructor, Nancy Kuo is privileged to have over 20 years of experience teaching privately and in the public school system in AZ, MA, NY, and CA, and has served on faculty at Midori & Friends, The Joe Ferrante Music Academy, Green Brooms Music Academy, La Canada School of Music and the Silverlake Conservatory. Performing for over 30 years in classical, jazz, pop, rock, and world-fusion groups, Nancy has made multiple appearances on the TLC network, played for film/tv sound tracks, played musical theater productions, and has collaborated with many bands and artists like Robbie Williams, Guster, That Dog, and Aiden Hawken, to name a few. She is a Berklee College of Music alum, a member of the American String Teachers Association (ASTA), a member of the American Society of Composers, Authors, and Publishers (ASCAP), and an artist endorsee of L.R. Baggs products. read moreabout nancy and her teaching philosophies!
"Love love lessons with Nancy, she's the best. Been taking Adult Beginner Group Violin lessons since Summer 2013..."-Victoria F. (adult learner) Los Angeles, CA
"Nancy is fabulous. As a 20-year classroom teacher who now trains and coaches teachers, I can say with confidence that she has it all. Nancy is a natural at connecting, encouraging, and inspiring, but she also understands that teaching is a craft that must be studied and practiced as its own art form...."
-Dana B. (parent of 7 year old learner) los angeles, ca
""Learning the violin with Nancy has been one of the most rewarding things I have ever done. I cannot stress how important it is to have a good teacher when trying to learn. Nancy brings so much charisma and passion to each lesson...."-Andew M. (Adult Learner, Los Angeles, CA)
"I love that she incorporates improvisation and composition from the very beginning in a way that even a six-year-old can grasp and enjoy."
-Susan Z. (mother of 6 year old learner) San Francisco, CA
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