Violin Instructors at the Community Music School

Learn more about private music lessons here! Please note the instructor's level (Apprentice, Master, or Professional) to determine the rates for the lessons. 


Violin teacher Clement Edet Okon with violinClement Edet Okon, violin

Clement Edet Okon is a dedicated and passionate Nigerian violinist pursuing his Master of Music Performance degree on the violin. He started playing the violin at the age of 16. He received his Bachelor of Arts degree in Music (with a major in the violin) from the University of Uyo, Nigeria and graduated with a First-class distinction. He played for the Hope Waddell Society of Music Orchestra from 2013-2022 and was the concertmaster for the orchestra from 2017-2022. He was also a violin instructor at the HOWASOM School of Music, Calabar, Nigeria, from 2015-2022. He has worked as a violin instructor at Dolce Music Academy, Bonny Island NLNG. He has also taught violin privately over the past 6 years. A great percentage of the current violinists at Hope Waddell Society of Music Orchestra are Clement Edet's students. He has played for the KKB Philharmonic Orchestra, SBO Chamber Orchestra, and Ibom Orchestra. He has participated in masterclasses with Dele Olutade (2016) and Kehinde Davids (2017). Clement is also a composer and an arranger. He has specialized over time in arranging and hybridizing African folk music for the western orchestra. While at the Hayes School of Music, Clement Edet plays for the Symphony of the Mountains in TN.

Teaching Philosophy: I see music as the most beautiful aspect of life and I am always happy to help people (of all ages) grow who want to learn and make music. I patiently guide them and keep them motivated. I see all my students as golden eggs and ensure that I employ all suitable pedagogy skills to hatch them to success. I help my students with their sectional orchestra pieces, their chamber pieces, and also guide them success in auditions and solo performances. 



Brittany Coco, violin and other strings


Brittany Coco is a licensed North Carolina Music Educator and has recently moved to the Boone area. She is an East Carolina University graduate, where she received her degree in Instrumental Music Education and studied cello under Emanuel Gruber. During her time at ECU, she performed across the Carolinas and Virginia with the Greenville Strings Ensemble, East Carolina Symphony Orchestra, NC Ballet Company, and Four Seasons Chamber Music Festival. 

In addition to her love of performing, Brittany is an advocate for music education and a passionate strings teacher. She has taught award winning Middle School and Elementary Orchestras, directed Guitar and Chamber Music Programs, as well as facilitated the Raleigh Community Music School program in Wake County Schools. During her six years with the North Carolina Public School System, she specialized in Violin, Viola, Cello, Guitar, Piano, Ukulele, and early childhood education.

Brittany has a diverse background in String Education in the NC public school system as well as 10+ years of private lesson experience. During her career as a private lesson instructor, she has helped students achieve their goals in various musical endeavors, such as college auditions, competition and festival auditions, as well as orchestral and school events. 

Brittany is passionate about the education system and strives to provide musical opportunities to all ages and ability levels. She is currently accepting in-person and virtual Violin, Viola, Cello, Guitar/Ukulele, Piano, and General Music students.