CVYO Violin Coach, Rebecca Ann Tseitlin spent her early years in Thousand Oaks, California (a quiet town outside of Los Angeles) studying with Heifetz assistant Claire Hodgkins, Russian pedagogue Abram Shtern, and international soloist Mark Kaplan at UCLA. She studied under scholarships from the Leni Fe Bland Foundation, Maestro Foundation, and Presser Foundation. She held the concertmaster position of the UCLA Philharmonia for her two years during her studies there. She has received top prizes in the SYMF competition, Redlands Bowl Young Artist Competition, Brentwood-Westwood Young Artist Competition and New West Young Artist Competition.
Rebecca made her orchestral debut with Saint-Saens “Havanaise” at the Civic Arts Plaza in Thousand Oaks. Since then she has performed across the United States, China, Africa and Europe.
Her chamber music career includes festival performances in Santa Barbara, New York, Cape Town, Stellenbosch and Viana Do Castelo.
Rebecca was most recently head of the string department of Grace Community School in Sun Valley, CA, and is now in residence with Eleos Music in Los Angeles and teaches at the Conejo Valley and West LA Campuses.
Once a student musician in the Conejo Valley Youth Orchestra, Rebecca returned to CVYO as a violin coach in the fall of 2015. She has become an important asset to our coaching staff.