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Virginia Whitehead has performed in New York and Los Angeles. She has won several first place awards from the International Piano Recording Competition, sponsored by the National Guild of Piano Teachers'. As a member of the Juilliard Chorus Ms Whitehead performed for Jaqueline Kennedy, with Leonard Bernstein and the New York Philharmonic Orchestra. This performance was for the grand opening of Lincoln Center for the Performing Arts. The performance was nationally televised and recorded by Columbia Records.

As an alumnus of the Juilliard School of Music, her tutelage was under the direction of Mieczeslav Munz and Josef Raieff.

As a teacher her goals are, to develop motor skills, coordination, confidence, and a sense of accomplishment in the very young. As the students advance they should experience inspiration, motivation, sensitivity, expression, artistry, and culture.

Ms Whitehead's students have won awards from the, Loyola-Marymount College/ Mozart Competition, International Piano Recording Competition, American College of Musicians, Herb Alpert Scholarships, Ebell Club Scholarships, Glendale-McGaughey Competition, Southwestern Youth Music Festival, Young Artist Peninsula Festival and the Southern California Junior Bach Festival/Complete Works Competition.

The music schools and colleges to which Virginia Whitehead's students have been accepted include: USC, UCLA, Eastman School of Music, New England Conservatory, Peabody Conservatory, Oberlin Conservatory, Mannes College of Music, Manhattan School of Music and the Juilliard School of Music.

Ms Whitehead has been teaching privately, in the Los Feliz/Silver Lake district of Los Angeles, for over thirty-five years. As a member of the Music Teachers' Association of California, she was presented the "Outstanding Service Award" for serving as the Hollywood Branch president for a period of seven years. She also serves on the Board of directors of the Southwestern Youth Music Festival.

Ms Whitehead teaches beginners (age six and up) as well as advanced and pedagogical training and refresher courses for teachers.

My studio is in Silver Lake, just 5 minutes from downtown, Atwater and Glendale.



Studio Location
Los Feliz/Silver Lake area
Los Angeles, California
(323) 666-4661