Charlie Thollander is a San Francisco raised violinist who pursued his bachelor's degree in music at UCLA and his master's degree at Boston University. He studied with three previous teachers who are alumni of the Moscow Conservatory and Saint Petersburg Conservatory, influencing Charlie with the Russian style of violin playing. Charlie is an active musician with recent experience traveling to Germany and Austria for competing in a music competition. Charlie's teaching style is one of patience and deliberate learning. Students in Charlie's studio will learn the foundations of instrumental technique, music theory, and musicianship under the standard practices of conservatory training.