Dr. Hailey Walterman

Viola, Violin Teacher

Hailey Walterman

SAA Member


Los Angeles, CA
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Dr. Hailey Walterman is an educator, performer, and session player based in Los Angeles, California. Dr. Walterman holds degrees from the University of Texas at Austin and Azusa Pacific University.

Dr. Hailey is a freelance violist and violinist in the Los Angeles area, as well as a session violist, and an LA Phil teaching assistant with Youth Orchestra Los Angeles (YOLA). Additionally, Hailey has her own in-person and virtual private studio, consisting of students in Los Angeles, Texas, Florida, Washington D.C., Kentucky, and Iowa.

As a touring musician, Dr. Hailey has performed with 2Cellos, Paul Anka, Luis Miguel, Father John Misty at Austin City Limits, Il Divo, and Michael Bublé. Classically, she has participated in various masterclasses with the Takaćs, Tokyo, and Miró Quartets, along with accomplished violinists Vijay Gupta and Ingrid Chun of the Los Angeles Philharmonic. As a chamber musician, she has shared the stage with the acclaimed violinist Midori Goto, the Jerusalem Quartet, and Sibbi Bernhardssohn of the Pacifica Quartet.

In addition to performing, she has an immense passion for teaching violin and viola. Her experience ranges from young beginners to the collegiate level. Most recently Dr. Hailey completed her Suzuki violin book 1 certification. During her Master’s program Dr. Hailey taught at UT Austin String project, teaching ages 6 through 14 while also serving as the viola Teaching Assistant, teaching collegiate violin and viola students.