Geronimo O. offers Violin Lessons

Tutor in Dallas, TX 75235

Dallas, TX 75235


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Price starts at: $42

Subjects: Violin

Music has been a passion of mine since I can remember, both as a performer and as a pedagogue. I have experienced firsthand the transformative, healing, and communicative power of music, so my ultimate goal is to share my expertise through teaching and performing.

I am a classically-trained violinist with 20 years of experience as a professional orchestral and chamber player. I hold several degrees in performance, including a DMA (University of Oklahoma), MM (NC School of the Arts), an Artist’s Diploma, and a BA (both from the College of Charleston). I am also a Suzuki-certified instructor in violin and viola, fluent in English, Spanish, and French, and have taught students of all ages and levels in a variety of settings (public schools, private music academies, pre-college, university, etc.), in person and remotely (via Zoom), both one-on-one and in groups. My teaching experience also includes music appreciation, string pedagogy, film music, and music history courses.

My students always achieve personal satisfaction and musical growth, regardless of age, level, and degree of commitment. Many of them have been accepted into colleges and universities with scholarships, won competitions, and placed in leadership positions for their school, state, and regional orchestras.

I have been fortunate enough to work with some truly great violinists and pedagogues, either long term or in numerous music festivals, who to this day continue to inspire my own teaching. My musical career has taken me all over the world, including performances in Brazil, Canada, France, Spain, Austria, and Japan. As a big fan of film, animation, TV, and videogame music I also arrange popular selections for strings.

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3 weeks - 17 years
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Date: August 15, 1999 – May 15, 2003
School: College of Charleston
Degree: BA
Description: Full scholarship. Soloist and Concertmaster with CofC Chamber Orchestra. Only student accepted into Charleston Symphony Orchestra. Violinist in Charleston ProMusica early music ensemble. Summer tour in France, CD recordings, and special for PBS.

Date: August 15, 2003 – May 15, 2005
School: College of Charleston
Degree: Artist’s Certificate in Performance
Description: Full scholarship. Soloist and Concertmaster with CofC Chamber orchestra. Violinist in Honors String Quartet/Piano Quintet and Charleston ProMusica early music ensemble. Summer tours in Spain and France.

Date: August 15, 2005 – May 15, 2007
School: University of North Carolina School of the Arts
Degree: MM
Description: Full scholarship. Violinist of Stern Scholar Quartet.

Date: August 15, 2016 – May 15, 2019
School: University of Oklahoma
Degree: DMA
Description: Full scholarship. Sabbatical replacement for violin professor (spring 2017). Graduate Assistant for Understanding Music, African-American Repercussions in Music, and Film History undergraduate courses. Concertmaster for honors ensembles and orchestras. Lecturer for Norton Lecture Series and Department of Media and Film (2018).


Date: September 15, 2019
Name: Texas Music Educators Association
Description: Begun in 1920 as the Texas Band Teachers Association, the Texas Music Educators Association is an organization of over 10,000 school music educators dedicated to promoting excellence in music education. TMEA is comprised of five divisions: Band, Orchestra, Vocal, Elementary and College. On behalf of its members and Texas schoolchildren, TMEA carefully monitors the actions of all state decision-making bodies on issues affecting fine arts instruction in Texas. In addition to many member benefits, TMEA offers professional development opportunities for its members with Region workshops and especially with its annual Clinic/Convention. TMEA supports the future of music education by offering scholarships to music education majors and by sponsoring the Texas Future Music Educators, an organization through which high school students interested in careers in music education learn more about what to expect in their college education and future careers.

Date: January 15, 2017
Name: College Music Society, The
Description: The College Music Society promotes music teaching and learning, musical creativity and expression, research and dialogue, and diversity and interdisciplinary interaction. A consortium of college, conservatory, university, and independent musicians and scholars interested in all disciplines of music, the Society provides leadership and serves as an agent of change by addressing concerns facing music in higher education.

Date: January 15, 2009
Name: Suzuki Association of the Americas
Description: The Suzuki Association of the Americas (SAA) is a coalition of teachers, parents, educators, and others who are interested in making music education available to all children. The SAA provides programs and services to members throughout North and South America.


Date: April 15, 2000
Organization: Charleston Symphony; North Carolina Symphony; Virginia Symphony; West Virginia Symphony; Tulsa Symphony; Plano Symphony; Victoria Symphony
Title: Section Violinist
Description: I have performed and recorded with many state and regional orchestras in the United States.

Date: September 15, 2005
Organization: Chamber Orchestra of the Triangle; Salisbury Symphony; Western Piedmont Symphony; Roanoke Symphony; Opera Roanoke; Lynchburg Symphony; Opera on the James; Symphony Orchestra of Northwest Arkansas
Title: Concertmaster, Associate Concertmaster, Assistant Principal
Description: Performed in leadership positions for many regional orchestras and opera companies.

Date: July 15, 2000
Organization: SODRE National Symphony and Camerata Juvenil del MEC (Uruguay); Charleston Symphony; College of Charleston Chamber Orchestra; Virginia Tech’s New River Valley Symphony
Title: Soloist
Description: Performed concertos and solo works by Corelli, Vivaldi, Bach, Haydn, Mozart, Dvorak, Massenet, Kabalevsky, and Piazzolla,

Date: September 15, 2009 – May 15, 2017
Organization: Bluefield State College; University of Oklahoma
Title: Adjunct Faculty
Description: Applied violin lessons for undergraduate students; as sabbatical replacement: coordinated and led weekly studio masterclass; taught string methods/pedagogy classes; recital, jury, and competition preparation; acting concertmaster of honors orchestras.

Date: January 15, 2009 – June 15, 2016
Organization: Franklin County Public Schools; Salem City Schools; Lynchburg City Schools (all in VA)
Title: Artist in Residence
Description: I created and directed elementary through high school violin programs based on Suzuki and Rolland principles, as well as Mark O’Connor repertoire. Also: recital preparation, outreach performances, and fundraising.

Date: August 15, 2008 – July 15, 2019
Organization: Norman School for Strings; Performing Arts Institute of Virginia; North Carolina School of the Arts Community Music School
Title: String Faculty
Description: Applied violin and viola lessons to students of all ages and levels as Suzuki certified and traditional instructor. Main focus on: technique; solo, orchestral, and chamber repertoire; audition preparation. Also ensemble coachings, masterclasses, and faculty performances.

Date: September 15, 2019
Organization: Plano ISD and Frisco ISD
Title: Violin and Viola Instructor
Description: Private violin and viola lessons to middle school and high school students. Focus on: technique; solo, orchestral, and chamber repertoire; audition preparation; masterclasses.

Date: June 15, 2019
Organization: Dallas Symphony Orchestra
Title: Teaching Artist
Description: Teach private and group classes to elementary school age students based on El Sistema principles of orchestral instruction. Also: craft the curriculum, teach introductory music theory, lead string sectionals, and coach chamber ensembles.


Date: July 15, 2013
Authority: Suzuki Association of the Americas
Name: Suzuki Certification in Violin and Viola
Description: Books 1-4 and 9-10. Remaining books in progress.


Language: English
Proficiency: Fluent / Native Proficiency

Language: French
Proficiency: Professional Proficiency

Language: Italian and Portuguese
Proficiency: Limited Proficiency

Language: Spanish
Proficiency: Fluent / Native Proficiency


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