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About Kevin Wilcox

Kevin Wilcox
Kevin Wilcox
Music Teacher, Expert
Location: Mesa, AZ
Speaks: English
Instructs: Viola, Violin
Education: Bachelor of Arts in Music Education-Instrumental Emphasis from Northern Arizona University, Suzuki Certification
Performance Experience: Some of Kevin's prior performance experiences include numerous concerts and performances as the Principal Violist of the NAU Symphony Orchestra, NAU Chamber Orchestra, and of the NAU Lyric Theatre Opera Orchestra. He as also served as a violist for the Flagstaff Symphony Orchestra and Orchestra Northern Arizona, and now performs with the Scottsdale Philharmonic. As a soloist, his most recent recital included works including the Hindemith Viola Concerto, Der Schwanendreher.
Teaching Experience: Kevin has been an independent studio instructor for many years in the Phoenix Valley, and was previously a Private Violin and Viola Instructor and Suzuki/Music Mind Games Group Class Instructor through the NAU Community Music and Dance Academy (2018-2020). He now currently teaches through Music and Arts (Mesa) and through Blooming Cactus Music (Phoenix) while student teaching at South Valley Junior High School (Gilbert) and Red Mountain High School (Mesa).
Teaching Philosophy: Kevin's teaching philosophy combines the thought of the great pedagogues Mimi Zweig, Paul Rolland, and Shinichi Suzuki. Kevin believes that through designing the right curriculum and applying the correct methods to teach each student, their potential for musical success is unlimited. Each student can be a great artist through incorporating performance skills with foundations in music theory and aural training to allow student development across all domains of learning.

Get to know Kevin Wilcox

Kevin Wilcox is and educator and freelance violist native to the East Valley, who has played violin and viola throughout his entire career. He began his musical experience at the age of 9 taking both private lessons and performing in school band and orchestras.

Following high school graduation, Kevin attended Northern Arizona University where he completed his coursework in Music Education-Instrumental Emphasis and Suzuki Pedagogy. Kevin, now in his student teaching semester, is looking forward to a balanced career in both he public and private sectors of music instruction. 

A few of Kevin's favorite musical experiences have included performing with his high school chamber orchestra and choir at Carnegie Hall in New York City, touring in southern California with the NAU Symphony Orchestra, and numerous performances with many chamber music ensembles and quartets he has been a part of.

Kevin's main goal is to provide quality instruction for each student to help them reach their own personal goals while instilling a strong sense of musicality, self expression, and grit and determination for students to become their own teachers in the future. He believes that by carefully crafting instruction for each student and diligence in lessons and practice at home, any and all students can become excellent musicians.

Outside of his professional life, Kevin is an amateur composer and orchestral conductor and enjoys spending time outside hiking or camping or trying out new restaurants and local coffee shops with his fiancee, Amber.

Kevin Wilcox teaches at:
7040 E Hampton Ave
Mesa, AZ 85209
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