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Composition, Keyboard, Music Theory, Piano, and Violin
Skill Levels
Beginner, Intermediate, and Advanced
classical, jazz, blues, rock, pop
Lesson Duration
30 minutes
Age Groups
All Ages

Zooey (Zulema) Ibarra Warren

Award-winning classical and improvisational pianist and violinist, with over 12 years of experience with students of all levels and ages.
Teaching Philosophy

I teach students both music theory and ear training, so that they learn to not only play music through rote sight-reading, but also to listen and pick up on musical phrasings they hear. I place a heavy emphasis on listening, to develop musical vocabulary. My teaching style is fun and applicable, as I like students to focus on music they love, and expressing their own voice through their instrument. I teach non-traditional styles for violin!


I have been playing piano since I was 11 years old, and violin since I was 14. I have performed with various symphonies, string and jazz ensembles, as well as with various jazz, blues, and rock bands.


Imperial Valley Young Artist Competition Award (2003), Certificate of Merit Awards (Levels 8-11) in Sight-reading, Theory, Improvisation, and Performance (2001-2004), Patricia Miles Organ and Keyboard Award (2005), Riverside Piano Guild Award (2006 and 2008).

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