Tamsen Beseke

Violin & Viola lessons teacher

Based in
Monrovia, Los Angeles County, California, United States
Tamsen Beseke | Violin & Viola lessons teacher

Rates: From $40 - $90 per lesson based on length of lesson. See "small print"

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I'm a professional violinist offering lessons on violin and viola from my home in the North East part of the San Gabriel Valley.
I perform professionally with the Los Angeles Opera Orchestra and am a soloist and chamber musician. I have over 30 years of teaching and performing experience.
I hold a Bachelor of Arts degree in music for teaching and performance. I have invented the Acoustifoam Violin & Viola Shoulder Rest.

My students have won competitions, majored in music, and some have gone on to being music professionals themselves. I teach all ages and levels,
even those who are beginning later in life! You can study privately or in tandem with a friend.

The Los Angeles Times has praised Tamsen's playing as "both intuitive and lyrical." They described her ensemble playing as "having a unique synergy"


Faculty member / Cal State schools

I taught credential applicants String Pedagogy at Cal State Fullerton. I also taught string techniques for music composition to orchestration students at Cal State Los Angeles.

Jan 2010

Professional Violinist

I am an active soloist, chamber, studio and orchestral musician, performing over 125 concerts per year. I have given several premieres of concertos, chamber music, operatic and orchestral works. My career includes performances with such notable artists as: Placido Domingo, Luciano Pavarotti, Zubin Mehta, Henryk Szeryng, Joshua Bell, Gil Shaham, and James Galway. In addition, I have performed and recorded with popular artists like: Lalo Schifrin, Ray Charles, Diane Schuur, George Benson, Barry White, Doc Severenson, Roger Williams, and Michael Jackson.

Along with my position in the Los Angeles Opera Orchestra, I have been concertmaster of the Crystal Cathedral Orchestra, Los Angeles Master Chorale, and West Coast Symphony. I perform with the New West Symphony and have been principal second violin with the Glendale Symphony since 1991. I have taught violin and viola for over 25 years. I am the first violinist for the Avanti String Quartet who were Artists in Residence at Clemson University. The quartet was named to be the artists for the Coleman Chamber Music Association Student Performance Series in Pasadena and Altadena.

Jan 2010

Educational history

Bachelor of Arts

January, 2010
Cal State Los Angeles
1976 - 1981


Aimed at: Beginner, Intermediate and Advanced.


For weekly lessons:
$40 for 30 minute lesson
$50 for 45 minute lesson
$60 for 60 minute lesson
$90 for 90 minute lesson

For bi-weekly lessons (2 per month):
$45 for 30 minute lesson
$55 for 45 minute lesson
$65 for 60 minute lesson
$90 for 90 minute lesson

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