Meet Yasmeen Al-Mazeedi

Teaching at Green Brooms Academy in South Pasadena

Yasmeen plays with grace and enthusiasm

Yasmeen Al-Mazeedi is currently teaching violin and voice on Wednesdays at Green Brooms Music Adacemy. Yasmeen began her studies of violin at the age of six under the instruction of Fudeko Takahashi at the New England Conservatory. She has performed all over the world, particularly in Germany, Italy, England, Austria, and the Czech Republic as well as in the U.S. in revered venues such as Carnegie Hall, Symphony Hall, Royce Hall, and Tanglewood.

In 2013 Yasmeen won the UCLA All-Star Competition and performed as a soloist alongside the UCLA Philharmonia. She has since branched out in a variety of genres: in 2013 she opened the American Music Awards under a Coca Cola sponsorship, and has worked with successful famous musicians, including Jason DeRulo, Hans Zimmer, Karmin, Melissa Etheridge, and works regularly with successful YouTube stars Sam Tsui and Kurt Hugo Schneider.

Yasmeen sees music as a vehicle allowing individuals to feel their own emotions and convey them to others in a new form of speech. She not only teaches her students how to play, but how to perform on the instrument. This includes evoking passion, building stage presence, understanding the history of the music, and ultimately being able to convey emotions. She also puts a heavy emphasis on technicality. She prides herself on keeping a positive attitude throughout lessons while maintaining professionalism and likes to build her students up with hope and encouragement, not criticism and sternness.

Green Brooms teaches young beginners to the most advanced of players, from kids as young as four through to adults. Instruments taught include: voice, piano, drums, ukulele, guitar, bass guitar, violin, viola, cello, french horn, trombone, trumpet and songwriting. Call today for your introductory lesson at 626.808.4031. Green Brooms Music Academy is located at 803 Fremont Avenue.

 

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Alisa Hayashida has been covering arts, culture, & events in the greater Pasadena Metro areas and Los Angeles Metro areas for the past six years. She is a valuable arts advocate in South Pasadena, with an extensive background in theater arts. Since graduating from UC Irvine, her work has taken her from Los Angeles to India, London, Paris and throughout Europe. She lives in South Pasadena with her husband and son and has been a devout South Pasadenan for the past 25 years.

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