Victoria Morton, viola and violin
Victoria Morton has been active as a musician in the Bay Area for most of her life. She played viola with the former San Jose Symphony for 29 years and was Assistant Librarian for the orchestra for several years. She currently performs with Symphony Silicon Valley and is also the orchestra's Music Librarian. She also conducts the Prelude Strings for the San Jose Youth Symphony.
Victoria is a founding member of the string quartet, Spectrum Ensemble. She also plays fiddle and viola in the Celtic group Kingsbard and has performed with Alasdair Fraser and the San Francisco Scottish Fiddlers.
After studying privately with David Schneider at the San Francisco Conservatory, she graduated from San Jose State University with a degree in violin performance and secondary education. Private teachers include Albert Gillis, Lauren Jakey, Louis Kievman, Dan Kobialka and enrichment education at the Burton Kaplan Practice Marathon Retreats.
Ms. Morton has a private violin and viola studio in south Santa Clara County and is an active freelancer all over Northern California.
"My goal in teaching is to instill a love for music in all of my students and to inspire them to achieve more than they ever thought they could."