McKenzie Violin Studio


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McKenzie Violin offers private violin lessons in Goleta, CA to students age 4-19, beginner-advanced. Services for students include weekly private lessons, performance opportunities, and adjudication opportunities. Opportunities for formal and informal performance, ear training, theory, and ensemble playing, in a fun and friendly environment. 

Nicole McKenzie has been teaching violin since 1996. She earned college and graduate degrees in music from Oberlin College Conservatory of Music, and The Florida State University. She has studied with such notable teachers as Gary Kosloski, Taras Gabora, Sally O'Reilly, and Michelle Makarski. She has attended the Music Academy of the West, and Interlochen Arts Academy.

 Ms. McKenzie's teaching style is influenced by Suzuki, Rolland, Zweig, Gingold, and Dounis.

In addition to teaching violin, Ms. McKenzie performs regularly as a soloist, as concertmaster of Folk Orchestra, Santa Barbara, and as a freelance violinist, and teaches at Sandcastle Music Together.

Students/Parents wishing to begin lessons: Please click here: and fill out a registration form. Current students wishing to login can obtain their usernames and passwords from me.



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Goleta, CA

Winchester Canyon area

Private lesson times are arranged individually