Peter Blackwelder

Peter Blackwelder, a modern violinist that specializes in playing contemporary styles including Americana, Pop, Jazz, and Rock. With a unique approach to playing the violin, he will be sure to compliment recordings and performances in a noteworthy way. Blackwelder is available to teach in Simi Valley and the surrounding areas in Southern California.

Hello future students,

I would like to tell you a little bit about how I started playing the violin. When I was  11 years old, I enrolled in a string orchestra program. I knew I loved music but I didn't know very much about it. There were 15 other beginners trying to play the violin and it did not take long for me to realize how much I needed one on one instruction. It was clear, I was beginning to create many bad habits with posture and bowing.

When I started to get private lessons, It made a huge difference in how quickly I learned the pieces and many of the bad habits formed were getting corrected. Not long after receiving private instruction, I was auditioning for All-County and All- State Orchestras in North Carolina. By the time I was in 8th grade, I was making these orchestras and excelling with violin. I don't think this would have been possible without private lessons and I would not have enjoyed the violin nearly as much. I hope to give this experience to all of my students!

Through teaching classical fundamentals and interweaving modern styles of music, I strive to give a very enjoyable journey learning music. I specialize in teaching all ages and levels. Please use the contact form so we can get in touch, hope to hear from you soon!