(626) 708-0122

String Instruments

Our Violin, Viola and Cello staff have extensive performance experiences and/or pedagogy degrees. Emphasis is placed on fundamentals and developing tone, technique and musicality as well as standard repertoire. We offer performance opportunities in the form of at least 2 recitals per year, string ensembles, and optional participation in worship band and other ensembles.

Our standard instructors use the Suzuki method books alongside other curriculum. We accept students from age 6 and up, though exceptions are made on a case by case basis.

Violin, Viola, Cello, Double Bass Instructors

Suzanne Inwood (violin)
Suzanne Inwood (violin) 
A USC music school graduate, Suzanne has taught for over 30 years. Accomplishments include performing in the Indiana University Symphony, South Bend Symphony, USC Symphony, among others and teaching at the South Bend Community Schools Summer Clinic, the Idylwild Summer Music School, the Irvine Conservatory of Music, the USC Community School of Performing Arts. She is a creative teacher committed to excellence, providing good fundamentals for the beginner and coaching advanced students as they prepare for auditions, performances, and contests.  Suzanne is also offering a 10% discount on lessons for senior adults ages 70+.

Monday 3pm-8:30pm, Tuesday 1:30pm-8:30pm, Wednesday 3:00pm-8:30pm, additional availability upon request.

Albert Rombero (violin)
Albert Romero (violin) 
is a Los Angeles native who attended Los Angeles County High School of the Arts and earned a BFA and MA from the California Institute of the Arts. Albert has performed for the Santa Monica Symphony, Brentwood-Westwood Symphony, West LA Symphony, and Opera Santa Barbara. Most recently, Albert has been featured in the string section for Draco Rosa’s new album VIDA and has played in Marco Antonio Solis’ most recent concert tour.

Sunday 3pm-6pm, Thursday 1:30pm-8:30pm




I-Ting Huang (violin, viola, piano)
I-Ting Huang (violin, viola, piano) 
A passionate musician, the top winner of all instrumental concerto competition at the Taipei National University of the Arts and awarded second and first prize in National Viola and Chamber Competitions in Taiwan. I-Ting started the piano at age 3, the violin at age 9, the Er Hu (the Chinese two string instrument) at age 13, and majored at the piano performance until she switched to viola performance for her bachelors degree. As a full scholarship recipient, she earned her masters degree and professional studies diploma at Mannes College of Music and The New School University, New York. She is currently working on her doctorate in music from the University of Missouri, Kansas City. Her students have been selected to Hunter College-High School orchestra in New York. She has a long list of performances to her credit including being selected by the Chamber Music Society at the Lincoln Center, the Ukrainian Institute of America in New York, the Schleswig-Holstein Music Festival touring concerts in Europe, and the Prague Spring opening concert in Smetana Hall. Fluent in Mandarin. 

Tuesday 3:00pm-7:00pm
Yao Wang (cello)Yao Wang (cello) 
was born in Xinjiang, China, and began cello study at the age of five with his father. After attending Shanghai Conservatory in China from 2004- 2005, he completed his Performer’s Certificate at La Sierra University in Riverside, received a full scholarship to the Thornton School of Music, University of Southern California, and received his Master Degree in music performance from Azusa Pacific University. In 2000 Yao was awarded 2nd Prize in the National Competition and top prize in the Central Conservatory String Competition in China. In 2002 he received a full scholarship to the Itzhak Perlman Music Program, and performed with Perlman in that year. Also in 2002, Yao was featured soloist in a performance of the Elgar Cello Concerto with Xinjiang Philharmonic. Yao won 1st Prize in the American String Teachers' Association competition in Redlands Los Angeles, and received a full scholarship to the International Cello Master Program Gregor Piatigorshy Seminar that year. In 2008, he became one of winners in Sigma Alpha Iota Competition. Yao served as principal cellist of the Corona Symphony Orchestra from 2008-2010 and continues to solo in the Los Angeles area. Fluent in Mandarin. 

Tuesday 3:30pm-5:30pm, Friday 4pm-6:30pm, Sunday 1pm-3pm, available upon request

Susanna Kwon Cervantes (violin)
Susanna Kwon Cervantes (cello) 
Began her musical journey at the age of 4 with piano. At the age of 8, Susanna continued her music education by adding cello, as she had studied under her teachers, Rachel Coosaia and Elizabeth Wright. Her undergraduate studies were done with Dr. Marek Szpakiewicz, at Azusa Pacific University, where she acquired her Bachelor's in cello performance and a minor in psychology. She collaborates often with many different artists and groups, where she plays for various private events. Susanna is also the full-time pianist at First Baptist Church of Glendale. While she truly enjoys the art of performance, she has been sharing her passion for the arts with the younger generation for the past six years through private and group lessons. Her other interests include hiking, eating, and singing. 

Saturday 12:30pm-2:30pm

Kraig Long
Kraig Long (double bass) 
Kraig is a freelance double bassist and music educator. He has performed with the Santa Monica Symphony, Orange County Symphony, Symphony Irvine, West Covina Symphony, Dream Orchestra Los Angeles, Lyra Chamber Orchestra, Lake Avenue Chamber Symphony, and the American Youth Symphony among others. Kraig received degrees in double bass from Azusa Pacific University and California State University Los Angeles, where he also studied music education. In addition to teaching privately, Kraig is a double bass coach in Arcadia and San Gabriel School Districts and coaches bass sectionals for local youth orchestras. 

Available upon request.

CONTACT US

  • Neighborhood Music School & Store
  • 若邻音乐园地
    (626) 708-0122
  • 25 S 1st Ave.
    Arcadia, CA 91006
  • Mon thru Thurs: 1:30PM-8:30PM
    Friday: 1:30PM-6:30PM
    Saturday: 9:00AM-5:00PM
    Sunday: 12pm-3:00pm