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Seth Byrd

Hi! Thanks for taking a look at my profile! My name is Seth; I am a teacher, performer and composer working in the Bay Area and Davis. I have eight years of teaching experience on many different instruments but my passion is teaching the violin. I teach and perform in the following styles: Classical (Suzuki Method), Celtic, Jazz, Pop and Improvisation. I have performed on violin in the Bay Area and throughout California, in Vienna and Paris, in orchestras, as a soloist and in multiple bands. I also frequently perform and record with singers and guitarists. Please send me a message! I look forward to hearing from you.

 

Teaching

Violin • Music Theory

Experience Teaching

8 Years

 

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Degree: Pursuing Bachelor's in composition from the San Francisco Conservatory of Music.

Experience: > 8 Years

Age groups: Kids • Teens • Adults

Teaching: Violin • Music Theory

Styles: Classical • Jazz • Pop • Rock • Celtic

Levels: Beginner • Intermediate • Advanced

Methods: Suzuki.

Hi! Thanks for taking a look at my profile! My name is Seth; I am a teacher, performer and composer working in the Bay Area and Davis. I have eight years of teaching experience on many different instruments but my passion is teaching the violin. I teach and perform in the following styles: Classical (Suzuki Method), Celtic, Jazz, Pop and Improvisation. I have performed on violin in the Bay Area and throughout California, in Vienna and Paris, in orchestras, as a soloist and in multiple bands. I also frequently perform and record with singers and guitarists. Please send me a message! I look forward to hearing from you.

VIOLIN

Every student learns differently, so every student should be taught differently! I teach violin using the Suzuki books, but with each lesson tailored to your needs and strengths. I incorporate theory and history as they relate to the pieces we study to give my students an understanding of the music that extends beyond the notes on the page. I teach each piece first by ear but accommodate many different learning styles. When teaching celtic, jazz, pop or improvisation I do not follow a method book. Instead I teach tunes fitted to your ability, choosing pieces that introduce new techniques and styles. You can also pick the tunes you want to learn! I studied classical violin with William Barbini, Catherine Heusner-Willifert and Florie Brown. I have taken classes led by fiddlers Alasdair Fraiser, Matt Glaser and Mark O’Connor.

MUSIC THEORY

I studied Composition at the San Francisco Conservatory of Music with Elinor Armer. My compositions use traditional and 20th century harmonies, serialism and free atonality; I try to compose with a little humor in all my pieces, some of which can be found at soundcloud.com/seth-byrd-music I teach music theory from the ground up, beginning with chord construction. I help each student gain a deep understanding of traditional harmony.


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