miki garcia, violin / viola
JAR-EL MIKI GARCIA earned her Bachelor's degree in Music Education at California State University Northridge, where she studied violin with Michael Ferril. She is a violin coach for Elemental Strings and has been teaching elementary strings and chorus in the Santa Monica-Malibu Unified School District since 2012. Before joining SMMUSD, she was the assistant orchestra director at Burbank High School and taught music to primary grades in afterschool programs throughout the San Fernando Valley. Her passion for the creative arts and holistic education led her into the UCLArts and Healing program, where she attained certification in Social Emotional Arts.