Teaching

After working as one of the most in-demand violin and fiddle teachers in Los Angeles for 10 years, Lydia Veilleux has moved to the Philadelphia area to serve as Director of the Willow Grove Branch of the prestigious Settlement Music School.

Lydia is a certified O'Connor Method teacher and a member of the American String Teachers Association. Lydia has a B.M. in Violin Performance from Berklee College of Music, where she studied fiddle with Matt Glaser and classical violin with Sandra Kott. She also studied classical violin with Marylou Churchill while in the Contemporary Improvisation Masters program at New England Conservatory.

Her students have been accepted into the Manhattan Beach Honors Strings Program and the North Torrance Youth Chamber Orchestra, have won first place in the beginning fiddle contest at the Old Time Fiddler's Convention and both the The El Segundo High School and Redondo Beach Middle School PTA Reflections Competitions, and have placed in the beginning and intermediate fiddle divisions of the Topanaga Banjo Fiddle Contest.

Lydia has served as an advanced fiddle judge at the Topanga Banjo Fiddle Contest and the Cloverdale Fiddle Contest. She has taught at the Parkfield Bluegrass Festival Kid's Camp, The Summergrass Bluegrass Festival Kid's Camp, and as a guest teaching artist at the String Project LA Summer Camp. She has taught workshops at Calico Spring Festival, Topanga Banjo Fiddle Contest & Folk Festival, The Old Time Fiddler's Convention and Festival and the Father's Day Bluegrass Festival in Grass Valley. Lydia has also taught adult violin classes at Santa Monica College.

Lydia teaches beginner through advanced private violin and fiddle lessons in the Philadelphia area. She is currently accepting a limited number of students by audition only. Please contact her at (617) 771-6359 or lydiaveilleux@gmail.com if you are interested in lessons.