Theresa Woo, D.M.A. - VIOLIN

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Theresa Woo’s teaching philosophy and methods have been influenced greatly by inspiring mentors including Yo-Wen Liang, James Stern, Ronda Cole, David Salness, Arnold Steinhardt, Naoko Tanaka, Suli Xue and Alice Schoenfeld.  Dr. Woo received a Doctorate in Musical Arts from the University of Southern California, a Master in Music in Suzuki Pedagogy from the University of Maryland at College Park and a Bachelor in Music degree from the University of the Pacific.    

Dr. Woo was the recipient of the Sima Mannick Music Scholarship Award, the Barnum-Everett Award, the Sunny Brown Award for the Arts, and has received Certificates of Recognition from Phi Kappa Phi and Pi Kappa Lambda honor societies.  She has adjudicated at music events including the Music Teachers Association of California’s annual V.O.C.E. Competitions and the Southwestern Youth Music Festival, and has conducted seminars on violin pedagogy at the University of Southern California.  Her students have been featured as recitalists and soloists with symphony orchestras, and have been winners of various competitions including V.O.C.E. and A.S.T.A. area competitions and the C.A.P.M.T. statewide competition.  In addition to teaching private lessons, Dr. Woo also conducts violin group classes and chamber music, and has been on the faculty at the Loma Linda Academy strings program since 2003.  

Dr. Woo is dedicated to the establishment of excellence in music education, to contributing to the movement of inspiring each individual to realize his or her own potential through the discipline of learning and the joys of musical expressivity.