We are very excited to announce a new offering for private music lessons at our South Frederick Music & Arts location. We recently added new teacher, Vanessa Barrera, to teach violin and viola with us on Sundays. Vanessa also teaches at our North Frederick location, and we are very happy to have her join us at our Buckeystown Pike location.
An Ecuadorian violinist, Vanessa started playing piano at the age of 4 and then switched to violin at the age of 8. Since then she has developed a passion for the instrument. Vanessa attended La Marced Conservatory in Ambato-Ecuador. Throughout her playing career she has won national and international competitions, such as: Jovenes Talentos Ecuador, Centro Cultural Aleman, Franz Liszt Competition-Ecuador.
Vanessa received her Bachelor’s degree at Universidad Espiritu Santo in Guayaquil-Ecuador in Music Performance-Violin. She plans to pursue a master’s degree in music performance in the Fall of 2017. Vanessa has studied with Jorge Saade who is the president of the board of the Guayaquil Symphony Orchestra and she is currently studying with Netanel Draiblate, concertmaster of the Annapolis Symphony Orchestra.
She performed with the Guayaquil National Symphony Orchestra for several years before coming to the U.S. Vanessa is currently performing with the Mid-Atlantic Symphony Orchestra.
She has taught in different conservatories in her home country Ecuador giving her the opportunity to teach both young children and adults.
Vanessa currently has times available from 12PM to 4:30PM on Sunday. So if you are searching for a violin or viola teacher in Frederick, Maryland, come by and see us at 5010 Buckeystown Pike, or give us a call at 301-694-0007. We'd be happy to provide information on lessons with Vanessa or any of the other private instructors we have here at our store.