Founder and teacher
Viola Pellegrini is the founder of Viola's Notes and specializes in teaching violin and piano to young children as well as multicultural music classes in preschools. Viola Pellegrini, born and raised in Florence (Italy), holds a Bachelor's Degree in Child Development from Mills College. She has received extensive training in music education from the San Francisco Conservatory of Music, holds a Level 3 Orff Certification from the International San Francisco Orff Course and has completed two years of Suzuki violin teacher training. Viola has been a music instructor since 2004 and is now growing her business to be able to offer more classes in the Bay Area.
Viola views herself as a perpetual student, committed to continuing her own music education. Viola hopes to inspire children to make music and learn to appreciate different genres and use music as a form of self expression.
Viola is an active performer and composer in the contemporary chamber pop group 41Street Ensemble and in the Bay Area based Italian Folk Band PizziCali.
Eleonora Pellegrini was born in Florence (Italy), where at the age of nine began studying the harp. Eleonora went on to earn a Bachelors in harp from the Conservatory of music in Florence and a Masters in harp from the Conservatory of music in Parma. From 2011 to 2017 she performed with the Orchestra of the Royal Northern College of Music of Manchester during the Cantiere Internazionale d’arte of Montepulciano. For the past seven years Eleonora has been teaching classical and celtic harp to children and adults.
In 2015 Eleonora completed her training to become a certified Music learning theory teacher. This approach focuses on the belief that music is like a language and therefore in order to become fluent children should be immersed in it early on.