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Ms. Adia Nyiendo
Background Check Approved Teacher

Adia Nyiendo attended Mason Gross School of the Arts for viola performance, and graduated Rutgers University with a Bachelor of Arts in Music. 

Adia has been playing the viola for over 16 years, and has a wide and diverse range of performing and teaching experience. She competitively performed at the prestigious venues Carnegie Hall and Lincoln Center with her high school orchestra as second and first chair violist, respectively. Adia fronted her music conservatory's first salsa/reggae band, La Llavó, as lead singer and violist for 5 years, playing street fairs, private events, and recording an album with a grammy award winning producer. She has performed both as a violist and singer for many community outreach initiatives over the years, including performances at senior centers, Rutgers University Alumni Association (RUAA) Black/Latin mixer event, a New Brunswick Juneteenth celebration and mural dedication, and many more. 

Adia has taught private music lessons in various studios and independently for over 7 years, focusing on viola, violin, and piano. She adapts her teaching style to the individual needs of her students, and is passionate about formulating holistic and emotionally intuitive teaching practices, while optimizing the learning and growth potential of the students. 

Aside from music, Adia is also passionate about languages, and has tutored both Spanish and English as a second language (ESL) for school-aged and adult learners. She is an avid reader, poet, visual artist, and amateur farmer. 

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