Violin Teaching

- Twenty-five years experience, all ages and levels -

"I was a student of Thea’s, I found her to be a knowledgeable and experienced, caring, and patient teacher." Cozzette Davis, Student -


Thea Farhadian has 25+ years teaching experience and offers lessons for students of all ages, levels, and abilities. Lessons are rooted in western classical music and incorporate world music and improvisation, and are geared individually for each student. Contemporary music composition also offered. Thea has taught in public and private schools in California, New York and at U.C. Santa Cruz, and has a teaching credential for the State of California.

for more information contact:
theafarhadian [at] yahoo [dot] com

University Teaching

2009 Adjunct Instructor
University of California, Santa Cruz, Department of Art
Taught upper and lower division courses in digital art and cultural theory.

Introduction to Digital Arts, Art 80F (lower division)
Conducted lectures for 120 student class that spanned from early conceptual art, performance art, to contemporary video and film, web-based works. Addressed theoretical issues such identity, race, and post-human identity. Supervised three teaching assistants, and the coordination of creative digitally-produced assignments.

Contemporary Visual Media:
Issues of Theory and Practice, Art 149A (upper division)

The course focused on controversial art of the 20th and 21st century and included Degernate Art, early feminist art, body art, and theoretical issues about representation, and contemporary Middle Eastern art.