Mariza Soto - Violin/Viola/Cello
Maritza is a native of the Pacific Northwest, grew up in Bellingham and attended Western Washington University where she studied violin. She was concert mistress for the WWU symphony orchestra, and a member of Skagit Opera Orchestra, Marrowstone Orchestra, All-State Symphony, Whatcom Symphony Orchestra, and Arco PDX. She has played with Andrew Byrd, Sarah Chang, Gil Shaham, Joshua Roman, and many more...
Aside from primarily focusing on performance, she has a fascination with culture, and has traveled to California, Mexico, India, Nepal, Thailand, Vietnam, Malaysia and Spain. She is also a native Spanish speaker, and likes learning other languages. In her free time, she enjoys running, finding the best teas in town, and reading books.
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This teacher is available for off-site lessons
Theresa Peterson - Violin/Viola
A lifelong violinist since age 3, Theresa was classically trained throughout her upbringing in Texas. Picking up viola by age 10, she began playing viola professionally in classical quartets and playing violin in a band in her early teens, as well as teaching lessons on the weekends.
Theresa's teaching style is flexible to each student's skills and interests, but often takes focus in technique, practice strategies and memorization strategies, so students learn how to practice and learn independently while building good habits. A mostly classical foundation is provided, but students are encouraged to bring in their own material if they have interests in other styles of music and lessons can focus on any material the student desires.
Theresa is not currently taking new students