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vio-1“Miss Becky” Price is an experienced, professional and devoted musician and teacher. She has studied and performed music for 50 years.   She is founder and teacher for Miss Becky’s Violin Studio (now called Becky’s Violin Studio) in 1997 and has taught violin, fiddle, viola and beginning cello for over 20 years. Previously to this studio she has taught as a professional at select music stores, public schools, City of San Bernardino and City of Yucaipa Recreation programs.

She and her students perform regularly at studio recitals, called Play Parties. The studio advanced group performs regularly at Golden Meadows, retirement community of Banning and at Braswell´s Meditarean Gardens. Rebecca is a freelance performer and has played for Banning ART productions, at churches, the Highland Springs Resort, civil war reenactments, weddings, etc..

She was concert mistress for the Yucaipa String Orchestra conducted by Ed Yarnell, PhD for three years.  She has played professionally as an orchestral member in the Redlands Symphony, San Bernardino Symphony, Inland Empire Symphony, Redlands Chamber Orchestra and Redlands Bowl Orchestra. In addition to playing professionally, she was a member for two years of the American Youth Symphony, a Los Angeles based training orchestra then under the direction of Mehli Mehta father of Zubin Mehta.  She was also a private student with Mr. Mehta.  More orchestral conductors she worked under are Aaron Copland, Carmen Dragon, James Guthrie and she performed in concert with artists such as Phyllis Diller, Shirley Jones, William Preucil and more. She participated in the The Chicago Symphony’s training orchestra Chicago Youth Orchestra under the direction of Sir Georg Solti, legendary conductor of the Chicago Symphony.

In 1981 she received a Bachelor of Arts degree in Violin Performance, with a Minor in the Humanities, from Johnston College at the University of Redlands. She began teaching children as a child, and as a college student and discovered a passion for helping others to learn.

She has recorded her CD entitled “Rebecca Price, Just Fiddlin’ Around which is available to purchase on this website.  Please visit the Lesson Fees page to place your order.  The music featured ranges from Scottish, Irish fiddle tunes, American Bluegrass and classical music of Vivaldi, Brahms, and Massenet. She recorded on Jeff Brent’s CD “7”.  To listen to music from her CD, please visit “The Welcome!” Page.

She was a  member of Redlands Community Orchestra for 5 years, where she participated as Principal Second Violinist of the Redlands Community Orchestra for 2 years and then served in the First Violin section.

Rebecca studied violin with the following teachers:                                                       

  •   Jeanne Skrocki (Concert Master Redlands Symphony, Co-concert Master Pacific, Faculty Artist for University     School of Music) Student of Jascha Heifitz, Child prodigy

  •   Claire Hodgkins (USC violinist and teacher and assistant to Jascha Heifitz in Master Classes)

  •  Mehli Mehta (Founder of American Youth Symphony)

  •  John Golz (University of Redlands Faculty)

  •  Janice Radford (Member California Symphony)

  •  Fred Ohlendorf (Founder All-City-Orchestras of Long Beach Unified Schools, and Arrowbear Music Camp)

  •  Carol Pageman (Concert Mistress Woodrow Wilson High School 1970)

Rebecca studied cello with the following teachers:

  •  Teresa di Pietro

  •  Circe Diaz Gamero

In 2000, Rebecca was awarded a Certificate of Merit for her string programs taught at Dunlap Elementary School in Yucaipa.

In 2005 Rebecca recorded her CD “Rebecca Price, Just Fiddlin’ Around

In 2010-11 she was named professional woman by The National Association of Professional Women.