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Rhea C.
Potomac, Maryland
Discover and Shape YourLifelong Relationship with Music: Learn the Violin to Unleash Your Creativity
Rhea has taught professionally for over a decade, and strives to teach her students that violin playing is not just about technique, but also about learning the language of music and communicating artistic ideas through the violin. A native of Maryland, Rhea served as concertmaster of school orchestras, Maryland Classic Youth Orchestras, American Youth Philharmonic Orchestras, All-State, and All-Eastern. She is the first violin sectional coach of the Philharmonic, Symphony, and Young Artists orchestras of MCYO, and is proud to come full circle by nurturing the next generation of young musicians. Her students have served as orchestral section leaders of their respective schools and/or youth orchestras, and have earned scholarships from several music programs in the area. At the age of twenty, Rhea made her solo debut with the National Symphony Orchestra, and has performed at some of the world's finest concert halls including Carnegie Hall and Kennedy Center Concert Hall. Rhea studied with pedagogue Paul Kantor, and earned her BM and MM at Rice University’s Shepherd School of Music. With her extensive experience in teaching and performance, Rhea is committed to passing on her love and knowledge of music, and welcomes students of all levels and ages. Her students range from age 7 to above 40, and from beginners looking to have fun with music to serious musicians preparing for international competitions. She offers in-person and online lessons; all in-person lessons require masks and signing a COVID-19 Safety Acknowledgement form.
About Rhea C.

Biography: Rhea began her violin studies at the age of five, and has continued to balance artistic achievement and philanthropy throughout her career. Her performances have ranged from solo engagements with symphony orchestras to benefit concerts for cancer centers, as well as advocating for music education. At the age of twenty, Rhea made her solo debut with the National Symphony Orchestra under the baton of Ankush Kumar Bahl with the Sibelius Violin Concerto. As a soloist, she has performed at the National Cathedral, Strathmore Music Center, Carnegie Hall, and five times at the Kennedy Center Concert Hall. Abroad, Rhea has performed in London as part of the 25th Silver Anniversary New Year’s Parade and Festival and in Prague at the Spanish Synagogue. Other international performances have included engagements at St. Stephen’s Basilica in Budapest and at St. Peterskirche in Vienna. Rhea’s notable musical collaborations have included performances at the Holton-Arms School with Jonathan Carney and Madeline Adkins, and at the Mann Center for the Performing Arts with Paul Arnold. Through masterclasses and coachings, she has collaborated with Midori, Jaime Laredo, Anne Akiko Meyers, Emerson String Quartet, Ida Kavafian, Desmond Hoebig, Cho-Liang Lin, and Alexander Kerr. Through her musical philanthropic efforts, Rhea is committed to sharing her music outside the concert hall. As a bronze donor of the American Cancer Society, she has organized and performed concerts for the ACS and the Sidney Kimmel Cancer Center at Johns Hopkins Hospital. One of her proudest moments was performing a benefit concert in honor of her childhood friend's father at the Washington Golf & Country Club. She has also performed at the Annual Benefit Gala for the Children’s National Medical Center. Rhea has been invited to perform at several anniversary galas including the 10th Anniversary of September 11th at the Baltimore World Trade Center by invitation of the Maryland Governor, the Levine School of Music Annual Gala, and the 125th Anniversary of the Friday Morning Music Club. As part of a research team for a project with the Center of Performing Arts and Medicine at the Houston Methodist Hospital, Rhea assisted in the experimental research on overuse injuries in the hand and upper extremities for performing artists, particularly elite musicians. In 2009, Rhea's article, “A Glimpse Forward: A Voice of the Future: On Competing” was published in Stringendo magazine. Her article focused on the art of individuality in musicianship, encouraging performers to give more of themselves in their music. Rhea studied with pedagogue Paul Kantor at Rice University’s Shepherd School of Music, where she was the recipient of the Eula and David Wintermann Endowed Full Scholarship. Rhea enjoyed the challenge of completing an academic and musical education, as exemplified by her 2016 graduating position on President’s Honor Roll with both a Bachelor of Music degree and Business Minor. She continued to study at Rice, where she graduated with a Master of Music degree and took an Executive MBA for Professionals course in entrepreneurship at the Jones Graduate Business School at Rice. Previous musical mentors have included James Stern of the University of Maryland and Yumi Scott of the Curtis Institute of Music. She plays an 1862 Nicolas Francois Vuillaume and a stamped celebration 1885 James Tubbs bow. Rhea is also a licensed sailor, and has played the piano since the age of two. She has taught the violin privately since 2008, and welcomes students of all levels and ages into her studio.

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Rhea C.
Potomac, Maryland
Discover and Shape YourLifelong Relationship with Music: Learn the Violin to Unleash Your Creativity
Rhea has taught professionally for over a decade, and strives to teach her students that violin playing is not just about technique, but also about learning the language of music and communicating artistic ideas through the violin. A native of Maryland, Rhea served as concertmaster of school orchestras, Maryland Classic Youth Orchestras, American Youth Philharmonic Orchestras, All-State, and All-Eastern. She is the first violin sectional coach of the Philharmonic, Symphony, and Young Artists orchestras of MCYO, and is proud to come full circle by nurturing the next generation of young musicians. Her students have served as orchestral section leaders of their respective schools and/or youth orchestras, and have earned scholarships from several music programs in the area. At the age of twenty, Rhea made her solo debut with the National Symphony Orchestra, and has performed at some of the world's finest concert halls including Carnegie Hall and Kennedy Center Concert Hall. Rhea studied with pedagogue Paul Kantor, and earned her BM and MM at Rice University’s Shepherd School of Music. With her extensive experience in teaching and performance, Rhea is committed to passing on her love and knowledge of music, and welcomes students of all levels and ages. Her students range from age 7 to above 40, and from beginners looking to have fun with music to serious musicians preparing for international competitions. She offers in-person and online lessons; all in-person lessons require masks and signing a COVID-19 Safety Acknowledgement form.
About Rhea C.

Biography: Rhea began her violin studies at the age of five, and has continued to balance artistic achievement and philanthropy throughout her career. Her performances have ranged from solo engagements with symphony orchestras to benefit concerts for cancer centers, as well as advocating for music education. At the age of twenty, Rhea made her solo debut with the National Symphony Orchestra under the baton of Ankush Kumar Bahl with the Sibelius Violin Concerto. As a soloist, she has performed at the National Cathedral, Strathmore Music Center, Carnegie Hall, and five times at the Kennedy Center Concert Hall. Abroad, Rhea has performed in London as part of the 25th Silver Anniversary New Year’s Parade and Festival and in Prague at the Spanish Synagogue. Other international performances have included engagements at St. Stephen’s Basilica in Budapest and at St. Peterskirche in Vienna. Rhea’s notable musical collaborations have included performances at the Holton-Arms School with Jonathan Carney and Madeline Adkins, and at the Mann Center for the Performing Arts with Paul Arnold. Through masterclasses and coachings, she has collaborated with Midori, Jaime Laredo, Anne Akiko Meyers, Emerson String Quartet, Ida Kavafian, Desmond Hoebig, Cho-Liang Lin, and Alexander Kerr. Through her musical philanthropic efforts, Rhea is committed to sharing her music outside the concert hall. As a bronze donor of the American Cancer Society, she has organized and performed concerts for the ACS and the Sidney Kimmel Cancer Center at Johns Hopkins Hospital. One of her proudest moments was performing a benefit concert in honor of her childhood friend's father at the Washington Golf & Country Club. She has also performed at the Annual Benefit Gala for the Children’s National Medical Center. Rhea has been invited to perform at several anniversary galas including the 10th Anniversary of September 11th at the Baltimore World Trade Center by invitation of the Maryland Governor, the Levine School of Music Annual Gala, and the 125th Anniversary of the Friday Morning Music Club. As part of a research team for a project with the Center of Performing Arts and Medicine at the Houston Methodist Hospital, Rhea assisted in the experimental research on overuse injuries in the hand and upper extremities for performing artists, particularly elite musicians. In 2009, Rhea's article, “A Glimpse Forward: A Voice of the Future: On Competing” was published in Stringendo magazine. Her article focused on the art of individuality in musicianship, encouraging performers to give more of themselves in their music. Rhea studied with pedagogue Paul Kantor at Rice University’s Shepherd School of Music, where she was the recipient of the Eula and David Wintermann Endowed Full Scholarship. Rhea enjoyed the challenge of completing an academic and musical education, as exemplified by her 2016 graduating position on President’s Honor Roll with both a Bachelor of Music degree and Business Minor. She continued to study at Rice, where she graduated with a Master of Music degree and took an Executive MBA for Professionals course in entrepreneurship at the Jones Graduate Business School at Rice. Previous musical mentors have included James Stern of the University of Maryland and Yumi Scott of the Curtis Institute of Music. She plays an 1862 Nicolas Francois Vuillaume and a stamped celebration 1885 James Tubbs bow. Rhea is also a licensed sailor, and has played the piano since the age of two. She has taught the violin privately since 2008, and welcomes students of all levels and ages into her studio.

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Teaching since 2008

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MM, Violin Performance

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Rhea is a great teacher! After many years of not playing, I decided to pick up lessons again. Rhea is great with adult instruction and she was very accommodating of scheduling. Aside from her music credentials (which are impressive on their own), she is kind, funny, and definitely has the student interest at heart. Highly recommend!

Posted Dec 29, 2021
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I was looking to learn the violin during the pandemic, and was fortunate to find Rhea. I've always wanted to learn how to play the violin so I can unwind my days with music after a demanding work schedule. She's taught me so quickly and thoroughly, and I've been able to learn my favorite pop and movie theme songs. She's been so flexible in accommodating in-person and online lessons depending on my needs.

Posted Oct 12, 2021
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My son has had many teachers, but none as attentive and detailed as Mrs. Rhea. For the first time, he is focused in his lessons, and he knows exactly how to practice. He even said, "I can't wait to be a violin teacher like Mrs. Rhea!" What a special thing to hear from my 8-year-old son. We're so grateful we found Mrs. Rhea.

Posted Sep 15, 2021
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Substitute
Nov 2019 - Present
Washington National Opera, Kennedy Center Opera House Orchestra
First Violin Sectional Coach
Jan 2019 - Present
Maryland Classic Youth Orchestras
First Violin Sectional Coach of the Philharmonic, Symphony, and Young Artists Orchestras of MCYO
Substitute
Jul 2018 - Present
Baltimore Symphony Orchestra
Substitute
Jul 2018 - Present
National Symphony Orchestra
MM, Violin Performance
Aug 2016 - May 2018
Rice University, Shepherd School of Music
Minor, Business
Aug 2012 - May 2016
Rice University, Jones Graduate School of Business
BM, Violin Performance
Aug 2012 - May 2016
Rice University, Shepherd School of Music
English
Fluent/ Native Proficiency
Korean
Limited Proficiency
Spanish
Professional Proficiency
Eula and David Wintermann Endowed Full Scholarship
Aug 2017
Rice University
Winner and Solo Debut
Jun 2014
National Symphony Orchestra, Young Soloist's Competition
Mary Ellen Hale Lovett Traveling Fellowship
May 2014
Rice University
American Academy of Conducting Orchestral String Fellowship
Jun 2013
Aspen Music Festival and School
Semi-finalist
Jun 2012
Johansen International Competition
American Federation of Musicians
Jul 2018
A labor union representing professional musicians in the United States and Canada. Founding in 1896 as the successor to the "National League of Musicians," the AFM is the largest organization in the world representing the interests of professional musicians.

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Violin
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Teacher's Studio
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Laurel Leaf Dr
Teaches Online
Teaches Online
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S
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Pricing
30 minutes
$50
45 minutes
$75
60 minutes
$100
90 minutes
$150
120 minutes
$200
New Student Special
First 3 lessons
$30