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About Us

Welcome to Las Cruces Violin Lessons, the home of quality violin education in Las Cruces, New Mexico. Our mission is to nurture a love for violin music in students of all ages and skill levels. Founded by Jose Berrones, a master violin performer and dedicated educator, we offer personalized and comprehensive violin lessons, tailored to suit each student's unique learning style. Whether you're a beginner starting your musical journey or an advanced player seeking to refine your skills, we provide a supportive and enriching learning environment. With a deep emphasis on both technique and musicality, LasCrucesViolinLessons.com is dedicated to helping you achieve your musical goals and fostering a lifelong love for the violin. Join us today and start your musical journey with one of the best violin teachers in Las Cruces, New Mexico.

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Our Story

Las Cruces Violin Lessons was born out of a deep passion for music and the desire to share the joy of violin playing with the community of Las Cruces, New Mexico. Our founder, Jose Berrones, having studied and performed extensively, realized that his love for the violin was not just about performing, but also about teaching and sharing the gift of music. He envisioned a place where students of all ages and abilities could discover their own love for the violin, receive high-quality instruction, and become part of a supportive musical community. And so, LasCrucesViolinLessons.com was established. Since then, our music school has been nurturing the musical talents of numerous students, fostering their growth as violinists and individuals, and contributing to the vibrant music scene in Las Cruces. Our story is a testament to the transformative power of music and the joy that comes from learning and growing together. Join us in this continuing journey of musical discovery and growth at LasCrucesViolinLessons.com.

Meet The Team

Introducing Jose Berrones: A master of the violin hailing from Las Cruces, New Mexico, and a current performer with the prestigious Roswell Symphony Orchestra.

 

His recent engagements showcase his versatile talent, including performances with the Paso Del Norte Chamber Orchestra and an NMSU student composition recital featuring the work of Albert Yoshimoto. Both performances were expertly directed by conductor Jorge Martinez-Rios.

A passionate musician, Jose pursued his Bachelor of Music degree in Violin Performance from the University of New Mexico and later earned his Master's degree in Performance from California State University, Northridge. His commitment to his craft led him to play with an array of orchestras including the Las Cruces Symphony Orchestra, Midland-Odessa Symphony and Chorale, Roswell Symphony Orchestra, and Santa Fe Symphony and Chorus while at UNM.

His talent took him to Southern California, where he graced numerous orchestras with his performance. His portfolio includes the American Youth Symphony, Burbank Philharmonic Orchestra, Calabasas Chamber Orchestra, Conejo Valley Pops Orchestra, El Dorado Opera, and Santa Clarita Symphony. Jose's notable role as the associate concertmaster of the San Fernando Valley Symphony Orchestra further attests to his skills.

Jose's chamber music performances paint a broad stroke in his musical journey. He has performed at the Brand Library in Glendale, CA and participated in the Fairbanks Summer Arts Festival in Alaska and the Hawaii Performing Arts Festival in Waimea, HI. Always faithful to his roots, Jose has delighted audiences in his hometown by performing traditional and contemporary music for the Xcellent Music Series at the Anderson Museum of Contemporary Art.

Recently, Jose added another feather to his cap by completing a second Bachelor of Music degree in Music Education at New Mexico State University. Under the mentorship of violinist Simon Gollo, he served as principal second violin with the NMSU Philharmonic. In 2020, he played principal second violin of the SW Honors Festival Orchestra, and in 2021, he took part in the New Mexico Festival and Orchestral Academy, both under the direction of Simon Gollo. His formative instruction from Bernard Zinck and Michael Ferril has also significantly contributed to his growth as a violinist.

This past summer, Jose participated in the Collaborative Piano and String Institute in Baton Rouge, Louisiana. Join him in his musical journey, as he continues to foster a love for violin music and nurture emerging talents at LasCrucesViolinLessons.com.

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