Private Lessons

Ms. Rebecca Tompkins

 Viola
 281-717-4907

Rebecca Tompkins is a Houston native who has taught private viola lesson for 34 years. She has taught in Katy ISD for the past 20 years as well as Pasadena, Deer Park, Klein, Spring Branch and Cy-fair ISD. Two of her former high school students, Ragan Whatley and Clint Capshaw, are orchestra directors in KatyISD, and another is a director in Dallas whose orchestra was recently awarded State Honor Orchestra. Ms. Tompkins holds a bachelor’s degree in viola performance from the University of Houston graduating magna cum laude, and she has performed in ensembles such as theater Under the Stars, Houston Grand Opera, and the Houston Ballet.
Ms.Tomkins has arranged a lot of Christmas music as well as some movie and popular music for viola ensembles and has had many parties for her student to play educational games and fun music.

As a private teacher, she is passionate about proper instrument position, technique, and intonation. She strives to help all her students do well in their auditions and solo and ensemble contests. Many of her high school students go on to qualify for State Solo and Ensemble, and she has had to perform in their region orchestras for all of her teaching years, Many of those students have performed in the Texas All-State Orchestra as well.

Mr. Weigo Yin

Violin and Viola
  832-633-3684
  yinwg12@yahoo.com

Ms. Mary Song

  Violin
  832-607-3799

Mr. Juhn(Hyun-Jin)

  Violin
  713-550-6605

Mr. Brandon Amison

  Violin, Viola, Cello and Piano, Music Composer
  661-476-9641
  brandonamison@gmail.com

Mr. Frank Hua

Violin and Viola
  281-851-8693

Dr. Jiang

Violin and Viola
  713-419-2918

Mr. David Cheng

  Violin and Viola
  281-395-3646
 

Ms. Laura Azuaje

 Cello
 870-329-8745
  lazuaje@icloud.com

A native of Venezuela, Laura began her musical studies at the age of 10 in the Conservatorio “Vicente Emilio Sojo”. Since she was 14, she played in many symphony and chamber orchestras from Venezuela. In 2012 Laura obtained a Master’s degree in Cello Performance from the Rudi E. Scheidt School of Music at the University of Memphis, where she earned a Graduate Assistantship and Scholarships. She played as Principal Cellist of the University of Memphis Symphony Orchestra and several Chamber Music Ensembles. She received her training in Suzuki in the Chicago, Dallas and Greater Austin Suzuki Institutes. Before moving to Katy, Tx she taught cello lessons and group classes at Bellevue’s School of Performing Arts in Memphis, TN.

Since 2016 Laura has been teaching in her private studio in Katy to children of all ages and level. In addition, Laura is an active private Cello instructor in the Katy ISD. Her students are thriving in the most demanding auditions that range from UIL and Regions competitions, first stand positions in local Symphony Orchestras, International Summer Camps, Soloist contests and College applications in cello performance majors. She thinks that teaching is the opportunity to inspire and educate students to love and communicate through music. She is fluent in English and Spanish and works as a freelance professional Cellist.

Ms. Cindy Fu

  Cello
  832-782-3668

Ms. Joy Song

  Cello
  832-453-9558

Mr. Tianyang Liu

Bass
415-666-6870
tianyangbass@Hotmail.com

Mr. Emory Daniel

 Bass

Cell: 404-372-8021
Work: 281-329-4546
  emorydanielmusic@gmail.com

Emory Daniel is the Associate Orchestra Director at W.P. Clements High School in Fort Bend ISD as well as the Director of the Katy Youth Symphony Chamber Orchestra. Mr. Daniel earned both his undergraduate degrees at the University of Georgia in Double Bass Performance and Music Education. He attended Interlochen Arts Camp and the Brevard Music Festival. He also did graduate work at Indiana University-Jacobs School of Music. He has been a member of the Athens Symphony Orchestra, the Terre Haute Symphony Orchestra, the Columbus Indiana Philharmonic, and a substitute bassist for the Atlanta Symphony Orchestra. He was also an interim principal bassist for both the Orquesta Sinfonica de La Salta in Argentina and the Conservatorio A. Vivaldi in Alessandria, Italy. Along with conducting Mr. Daniel teaches bass privately where his students have received Region & All-State Honors in both Georgia and Texas. 

Mrs. Jessica Liu

Cello
(415)666-6113

Ms. Qiu

Cello
281-736-9437

Mr. Perez

Cello
267-357-8079

Mr. Yongchun Li

Violin
713-306-8831