Michele is currently teaching String Ensemble Classes at Lunada Bay, Rancho Vista, Montemalaga, Mira Catalina and Vista Grande schools in Palos Verdes.
In 1999 Michele Founded the
"Palos Verdes Strings" and her sister Monique began teaching along side
Michele in 2011 at Hesse Park Community Center teaching Preparatory Group Violin, Beginning Group Violin & Viola and String Ensemble Levels I & II as well as Advanced Ensemble for Violin, Viola, Cello and String Basses.
In 2012 Palos Verdes Strings had the
honor of becoming the Founding School for the very prestigious Royal
Conservatory Of Music for the Palos Verdes Area. The Royal
Conservatory of Music, around for over one- hundred years is one of the
largest and most respected music education institutions in the world.
"Palos Verdes Strings" now hosts The Music Development Program assessments annually for
their Students, as well as other Music Teachers students in near by
communities who enroll in this program for the superior academic
testing which The Royal Conservatory Of Music provides.
Michele Nardone began formal training as a Violinist at an early age. Her professional studies also included the Viola, Piano and Conducting at The University of Southern California where she received her Bachelor of Music degree, graduating from the Dean's List with numerous scholarship awards in Performance with emphasis in Pedagogy. She also toured with the Teatro Dell'Opera di Roma (The Rome Opera) and The Spoleto Music Festival in Italy. Michele was invited to be the Musical Director of The Ron Reagan, Jr. TV Show on Fox Network. Working in the recording studios for major motion pictures and TV series for over 20 years, she is currently recording weekly for The Simpson's, Family Guy, American Dad and Futurama.
Paralleling her studio work Michele continues teaching Privately from her Studio where she teaches Violin, Viola and Piano to children, adults and special needs students. Michele’s students were invited to perform Chamber Music and Orchestra Concerts at Carnegie Hall and the Walt Disney Concert Hall. Michele is an “Active Teacher” member of the American String Teachers Association, Suzuki of America’s Association (S.A.A.) and member of the Music Teachers Association, South Bay Branch. She has served on the board as Recording Secretary, Executive Secretary and Parliamentarian. Michele is also on the Board of Directors of (E.T.M.) a group founded in New York City in 1991.
Monique Nardone is the sister of Michele, and also began her formal training as a violinist at an early age. Her professional studies also included the Violin, Viola and Piano, she is accomplished on all three instruments.
Monique went on to attend and graduate from Brooks College in Long Beach, California. Monique has played professionally for many years in various Ensemble Groups, Quartets, and various Orchestras, as well as playing for many Special Events in the Los Angeles Area.
Now teaching for many years in Palos Verdes, California, where she is a Certified Suzuki Teacher Member SAA & SMACLA & American String Teachers Association and has recently participated in the 1st Suzuki USA - FRANCE Exchange Program Concert Hesse Park, Rancho Palos Verdes, CA.
In June of 2011, Monique and Michele of "Palos Verdes Strings" were invited to have their Students perform at the prestigious Walt Disney Concert Hall in Los Angeles, CA. The evening was a huge success, as well as being such an honor. The students will always remember being part of an event of this magnitude and an incredible evening was had by all.
Currently Monique teaches with Michele Nardone, in the "Palos Verdes Strings" ( Music Programs) held at Hesse Park Community Center. Together they teach music lessons for Preparatory Group Violin, Group Lessons Violin & Viola, String Ensemble Levels I & II and Advanced Ensemble on Violin,Viola, Cello & String Basses.
In 2012 "Palos Verdes Strings" had the honor of becoming the Founding School For the prestigious Royal Conservatory Of Music for the Palos Verdes Area. The Royal Conservatory of Music is one of the largest and most respected music education institutions in the world and has been around for over one- hundred years.
Monique plays an important part in hosting the "Palos Verdes Strings" annual event for The Music Development Program assessments for their Students, as well as other Music Teachers students in near by communities who enroll in this program for the superior academic testing which The Royal Conservatory Of Music provides.
Monique continues teaching her many Private Students Lessons on Violin, Viola and Piano. Over the past several years Monique has also taught Violin at Nativity and Saint Catherine's Private Schools in the area.
Roxanne Reichbach is an Artist and a Designer in her own right, and has been working as the Administrator for "Palos Verdes Strings" for several years.
Roxanne designed and maintains our Website, Blog Page and various other Social Media and takes the Photography at our Concerts, Events and Performances. She constantly updates our Website to keep it current and exciting. She designs all our Promotional Material and handles our Marketing and Advertising.
Roxanne is at all Group Lessons to oversee the operations of running the Group Classes which are held at Hesse Park and interfaces with both parents and students attending to the day to day business end of running these Classes from Attendance, Registrations, Violin Rentals to Designing our Custom Products. She assists in organizing the many details for our Concerts, Performances and yearly testing by the "Royal Conservatory of Music," of which "Palos Verdes Strings" is the Founding School for the South Bay Area.
Roxanne is responsible for emailing information to parents and students, advising them of any relevant information as needed. Many of these are meant to keep our alumni advised of up coming Programs and Schedules, enabling our students to advance in their Music Education on Violin, Viola, Cello & String Basses.
Roxanne is always available to answer any questions you may have or to assist you in any way she can. Feel free to contact her any time.
Palos Verdes Strings
Violin . Viola . Cello & String Basses