Hester Taylor

Violin Teacher

Hester Taylor

SAA Member


Los Angeles, CA
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Hester Taylor, a native of Los Angeles, began her studies at 5 at the Colburn School of Performing Arts in downtown Los Angeles. At Colburn, Ms. Taylor studied with Lorraine Fink and Aimée Kreston and was an invited master class performer with teachers that included John Kendall, Almita Vamos and Joseph Silverstein.

At the age of 16, Ms. Taylor was accepted into the University of Southern California’s Thornton School of Music on a merit scholarship. While at USC, her teachers included Margaret Batjer and Midori Goto. She graduated in 2011.

Ms. Taylor has performed with many renowned musicians including Nadja Salerno-Sonnenberg, Carl St. Clair, Ronald Leonard, and Edwin Outwater. She has performed internationally as a soloist and chamber musician. As both a chamber and orchestra member, Ms. Taylor has performed on KUSC radio, and at Walt Disney Concert Hall, Dorothy Chandler Pavilion and LACMA.

During the summers, Ms. Taylor is a member of the Eastern Sierra Symphony and coaches chamber groups at the Pasadena Conservatory’s Chamber Intensive program.

After graduating from USC, Ms. Taylor pursued her interest in the Suzuki Violin Method. She attended Suzuki Teacher Training at summer institutes in Texas, Utah, and California, and is a Certified Suzuki Instructor for violin.

Ms. Taylor joined the faculty of the Colburn Community School of Performing Arts in 2014.