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Christopher Taylor
Music Teacher, Master
Location: Virginia Beach, VA
Speaks: English
Instructs: Viola, Violin
Education: Suzuki Association of the Americas: Registered Training in Units 1-10 and Every Child Can!, East Carolina University: Master of Music in Violin Performance, East Carolina University: Bachelor of Music in Violin Performance
Performance Experience: Concertmaster and Principal 2nd: Governor's School for the Arts Orchestra, Principal 2nd: East Carolina University Orchestra, Long Bay Symphony Orchestra, Bay Youth Orchestras of Virginia, Summer Chamber Music Institute at ECU, Apple Hill Center for Chamber Music, Fiddle Fever!, Walker Family Band Summer Fiddle Camp, praise worship band
Teaching Experience: Violin Instructor at the Academy of Music, Chamber Music Coach at Hampton Roads Chamber Players, Suzuki Violin Instructor at Greene County Schools (NC), Assistantship in Suzuki Pedagogy at East Carolina University
Teaching Philosophy: With consistent practice, dedication, and patience, ability in anything can be achieved and developed.

Get to know Chris

A violinist of 16 years, Christopher Taylor is a lover of all music and topics associated with the violin.  Chris has a special interest in classical music, but also immensely enjoys playing Irish and Country styled fiddling.  A native of Hampton Roads, he studied the violin privately as well as attended the Governor's School for the Arts throughout high school.  Desiring to further pursue the instrument, Chris received a Master's and Bachelor's degree in Violin Performance from East Carolina University, where he frequently played in orchestra, chamber, solo recitals, studied the viola, as well as received his Suzuki Registered Training.  Just recently moved back to the area, Chris above all else wants to share his knowledge and passion of music through teaching and performing. 

Chris teaches at:
829 Lynnhaven Pkwy Suite 117
Virginia Beach, VA 23452
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