Miss. Amelia Taylor

Violin Teacher

Amelia Taylor

SAA Member


San Diego, CA
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New Zealand violinist Amelia Taylor has an active international career as a performer and pedagogue. Amelia is founder and director of RimuFest, a chamber music festival that is held annually in New Zealand. In the past Amelia was founder and director of ArcaSōnica, a chamber music collective that toured annually in Mexico bringing fresh and exciting performances with international musicians, as well as masterclasses, chamber music coachings, and side-by-side concerts with youth orchestra programs. As part of the Taylor-Larumbe duo, she has performed extensively in New Zealand, USA and Mexico. Taylor has performed extensively as a orchestral musician across the USA and NZ but now dedicates her time to chamber music, RimuFest and her studios.

A talented teacher, Amelia is a certified Suzuki instructor. Currently she has a growing studio in San Diego, California, and an established studio in Tauranga, New Zealand. Amelia became fascinated with the violin as a toddler and began learning the violin through the Suzuki method. She holds a bachelor’s degree from Waikato University, where she was a Sir Edmund Hillary Scholar, as well as receiving multiple Blues awards. Her graduate studies include a masters in violin performance from Louisiana State University with Espen Lilleslaten, former concertmaster of Bergen Philharmonic (Norway) and an artist diploma at the University of Michigan with David Halen, concertmaster of St. Louis Symphony.

Amelia has a rich and diverse pool of education to draw upon, from her teachers to her students. She is forever learning and experimenting with ways of teaching and self improvement.