Violin, cello, viola lessons available at Angwin | Lifestyles


The nonprofit Paulin Center for the Arts at Angwin is accepting applications to its string studios for violin, cello, and viola lessons for musicians of all ages and levels of experience.

PCA has been providing art lessons at Upvalley since 1984. Rates are $39 per 30 minute lesson (45 and 60 minute lessons also available). Limited scholarships are available on a need-based system.

Lessons are private, in-person and one-on-one with experienced and highly qualified instructors. Instruments are available for rental for a small fee. Contact the office for registration information: [email protected] or 707-965-6201.

Dr. Rachelle Berthelsen Davis, an advanced violin and viola teacher, holds music degrees from the University of Texas at Austin, Indiana University at Bloomington, and Pacific Union College (PUC). She was concertmaster at Carnegie Hall and currently conducts the orchestra and teaches at PUC. As a soloist, concertmaster and chamber musician, Berthelsen Davis has toured the world and enjoys practicing and teaching improvisation in a variety of styles.

Rocío López Sánchez, a cello teacher, is originally from Madrid, Spain, and holds degrees and artist certificates in music from the San Francisco Conservatory of Music as well as four music schools in Spain. She has participated in master classes and music festivals across Europe, teaching and performing in England, Germany, Spain and France, as well as with Juilliard and Ying Quartets.

Anna Washburn, violin and viola teacher, graduated from Boston University and the San Francisco Conservatory of Music. She performs regularly with several ensembles, including Agave, a baroque chamber group, whose latest album, “American Originals,” was nominated for a GRAMMY (results to be announced later this month). Washburn has appeared on stage with Sting, Chicago, John Vanderslice, Third Eye Blind, and hip-hop/opera group Ensemble Mik Nawooj, among others.

The Paulin Center for the Arts is based in Paulin Hall on the PUC campus.