Hello, Tracy. =)
My name is Michelle. I made your acquaintance a long time ago in the CHEP South front office. My daughter, is a figure skater and just graduated from the CHEP South program last month. My daughter and her brother are interested in violin lessons, and I know your talented son plays beautifully. I was wondering if you can recommend any instructors and any music stores for violin purchase or rental? I have briefly looked into Pedrini's, but I wonder what else/who else is out there? I know some of the string instrumentalists for the Pacific Symphony Orchestra offer lessons...that is where I may look next. I appreciate any information you may offer.
Subject: Re: Student: Violin Inquiry
I hope you're having a great summer.
The best person to talk to, is Nancy Lau with MTAC (Music Teachers Association of California). She is the referral person for the MTAC and she is VERY helpful. Nancy tries to match you with the right teacher. Her phone number is (949) 858-5306. Let her know that you got her number from me.
I have rented a violin from the very start with Stephen Davy in Laguna Beach. His number is 499-5088. Another option is Greg at Coast Band Music in Mission Viejo. He's very friendly and his number is (949) 768-8783. It's right there by CHEP-South off of Via Fabricante.
If I were you, I would rent first. It ranges from $22-$30 a month.
I hope this helps.
Aloha, Ask Tracy : )