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Randy Cono
Randy Cono

Randy Cono

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Introduction: Randy Cono, violin/viola, received a Bachelor of Fine Arts from California Institute of the Arts and then a Master of Music from Manhattan School of Music in New York, where he studied violin privately with Erick Friedman (Heifetz protege), and chamber music with Mischa Schneider (Budapest String Quartet), Lillian Fuchs, Ida Kavafian and Artur Balsam. Mr. Cono has played with the Atlanta Symphony Orchestra, Opera and Ballet, as well other various ensembles in the Southeast. Prior to his move to Atlanta in 1993, he was Associate Concertmaster of Omaha Symphony Orchestra from 1984-1985 and played with the New York City Opera, New Jersey Symphony, Brooklyn Philharmonic and the Radio Symphony Music Hall Orchestra. While in New York he also served as Concertmaster of many Broadway hit shows. Recently Mr. Cono has played with Symphony Silicon Valley, San Jose Chamber Orchestra, Oakland East Bay Symphony and Monterey Symphony. Teaching Experience In New York City, Mr. Cono held faculty positions at both the Bronx Conservatory of Music and Manhattan School of Music, Preparatory Division. After his move to Atlanta, he joined the faculty at Georgia State University and Georgia Academy. In 1997, Mr. Cono co-founded the Old Town Music Conservatory in Old Town Lilburn and in 1999, Mr. Cono became Director/Founder and owner of Sugarloaf School of Music where he and other professional musicians provided musical instruction to students of all ages. Students of Mr. Cono have been accepted to many prestigious schools including Juilliard, Manhattan School of Music, Indiana School of Music, New England Conservatory, Vanderbilt and Brigham Young University where most students have been granted generous financial scholarship aid. A California native, Randy Cono has returned to Northern California and is currently playing and teaching in Los Gatos and the Greater Bay Area. A love of music and the arts is what he seeks in prospective students, whether they are just starting or are well on their way to a career in music. His passion for playing is reflected in his teaching and understanding of a students needs.
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Sandhya R.

Violin Lessons (for children or teenagers)

My daughter has been taking lessons from lesson for about a month and she's already very confident and always praising Randy. I recommend him 100%
Sep 16, 2017
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Elizabeth A.

Violin Lessons (for adults)

Energetic and fun. He is very encouraging and fantastic for beginning adult learners as well (like me). I would definitely recommend him to anyone looking to learn the violin!
Jan 12, 2017
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Sushish S.

My daghter is learing from Randy few months now and I do see a great change in her bowing techniques and overall learning. Continous feedback on fundamentals going to be the most powerful influences on her achievements. We feel very fortunate to get him as our mentor. Thank you so much Randy.
Oct 11, 2016
Kelsey B.

Randy has been instructing my son for almost a year and the amount of progress is amazing. My son wants to practice to make Randy proud. Thank you for all the hard work you have done with Isaac. I now enjoy listening to him practice and perform with the Viola.
Oct 11, 2016
Colleen B.

Randy is very good at teaching my daughter who is 6. He has a lot of very clever techniques to teach small children.
Oct 11, 2016
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  • What should the customer know about your pricing (e.g., discounts, fees)?

    I have standard prices for music lessons and weddings, as well as private parties. If you're looking for lessons, a solo violinist, or a quartet, just let me know and I can arrange the ensemble or lessons of your choice!

  • What is your typical process for working with a new customer?

    While every student is different and their lessons and learning experience are tailored to the individual, there are a few things I make sure of for everyone. I ensure every student's instrument is set up properly by inspecting the instruments and advising where changes are needed. Every student will need some specific books and a shoulder rest, and I advise which ones are needed for the most thorough learning experience. There are studio policies which I review with each student and/or their parent and make sure to answer any questions at that time.

  • What education and/or training do you have that relates to your work?

    Randy Cono received a Bachelor of Fine Arts from California Institute of the Arts and then a Master of Music from Manhattan School of Music in New York, where he studied violin privately with Erick Friedman (Heifetz protege), and chamber music with Mischa Schneider (Budapest String Quartet), Lillian Fuchs, Ida Kavafian and Artur Balsam.

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