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About Karen Martins

Karen Martins De Paula
Karen Martins
Music Teacher, Expert
Location: Glendora, CA
Speaks: Portuguese, English
Instructs: Violin
Education: Artist Certificate in Violin Performance at Azusa Pacific University. Currently in the first year of a Bachelor degree in violin performance at Azusa Pacific University.
Performance Experience: Experience in orchestra performance in Brazil from 2014 to 2017. Currently part of APU symphony orchestra. Also part of several Masterclasses as an active player with big names of the classical music like the former concertmaster of the New York Philharmonic, Glenn Dicterow. Invited to be part of a music festival in Prague, Czech Republic, with scholarship in the year of 2015, being able to play to several amazing European violin teachers.
Teaching Experience: Three years of teaching experience in Brazil. Teacher at the Azusa Pacific Conservatory and teaching all age students at Music and Arts since 2020.
Teaching Philosophy: I believe that there is never too late to start learning an instrument and everybody has their own learning time. I will try my best to help student to learn and appreciate the violin, and I am always available for questions and to help at anytime.

Get to know Karen Martins

Karen Martins was born in Brazil and started to play the violin when she was 7 years old in a social project named “Guri". She studied in the most important music schools in São Paulo, with teachers from OSESP (São Paulo Symphony Orchestra – one of the most outstanding orchestras in Brazil), and the Municipal Theater. Miss Martins also participated in several music festivals in her home country and one in Europe, the Prague Summer Festival.  
At the age of sixteen, she became a member of the Baccarelli Institute Orchestra having performed under the baton of Isaac Karabtchevsky, Edilson Ventureli, and with guests as tenor Jose Carreras. In 2017 she got a scholarship to study at Azusa Pacific University and decided to try her life abroad.
Miss Martins graduated from her Artist Certificate in May 2020. She is currently enrolled in her second semester of Undergrad as Violin Performance Major, with full scholarship, under the guidance of Prof. Ingrid Chun, a member of the L.A Philharmonic.

Karen Martins teaches at:
848 S Grand Ave
Glendora, CA 91740
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