WHAT WE DO

With over 700 students and nearly forty faculty, Inspire Music is one of the largest private music studios in the Bay Area. Our diverse faculty brings a wide range of musical experience, offering instruction in many different instruments and musical styles. In addition to our private lessons, we also offer instrument rentals, accessories, and group classes.

ABOUT

  • Instrument Rentals​

  • Private Instruction

  • Instrument Accessories and Maintenance

  • Summer Camps and Rock Bands

  • Free Educational Seminars for Our Customers

  • SOTA Audition Prep

ABOUT

PIANO INSTRUCTORS

ANNIE

SMITH

JILLIAN KIM

NAOMI

STINE

KELLI

CASEY

JEAN-PAUL

JONES

BEAU

DREAM

LORA

LIBBY

COLIN

BRADY

CAROLINA

TANNOUS

VOCAL INSTRUCTORS

VICTOR CERVANTES

ANNIE

SMITH

JEAN-PAUL

JONES

LORA

LIBBY

SUZANNE

RIVIN

GUITAR INSTRUCTORS

LUKE

DOUGHTY

ZACH

MATTOCKS

HENRY MOSER

FRANCIS

OLIVERA

BRETT

EASTMAN

ANTONY

KAKAMAKOV

PABLO DAVILA

VIOLIN INSTRUCTORS

VICTORIA

PERENYI

BEAU

DREAM

ANNAMARIE

ARAI

MIA

NARDI-HUFFMAN

WIND INSTRUMENT INSTRUCTORS

KYLE

BEARD

COURTNEY

WISE

JENNA

COUNTRYMAN

DRUM INSTRUCTORS

CHRISTIAN

ARRIOLA

BRETT

EASTMAN

Mia Nardi-Huffman

Violinist Mia Nardi-Huffman’s passion lies in pushing the boundaries of classical music through self-expression and collaboration with other musicians, composers, performance artists, and dancers. She has performed across both North America and Europe, in venues that include Carnegie Hall, SF JAZZ Center, The National Arts Club, and Castello di Introd. 

Mia is a founding member of the Astraeus String Quartet, with whom she performs exciting works of the past and present in innovative spaces throughout the Bay Area. She is also the resident violinist for the contemporary chamber music ensemble Wild Rumpus, a collective dedicated to the performance and commission of new works. Mia regularly performs as a member of other chamber music ensembles and orchestras in the Bay Area, including Elevate Ensemble, the Livermore Valley Opera, Opera Paralelle, Island City Opera, and the Juxtapositions Chamber Ensemble.

In the realm of crossover music, Mia has recently performed with Evanescence and Lindsey Stirling on their 2018 tour, played alongside Brad Mehldau and Joshua Redman at SFJAZZ, collaborated with The Singer and The Songwriter on their track "Apparent Brightness", and recorded for groups including Streetlight Manifesto, Marcus McCauley and Portrait Maker.

Mia studied the violin with Shirley Givens and Akiko Silver, as well as at the Mannes Pre-College Program in New York City before moving to California in 2010. She earned her BM in 2014 and her MM in 2016, both from the San Francisco Conservatory of Music studying under the tutelage of violinist Bettina Mussumeli. While at SFCM, she was concertmaster of the Conservatory Orchestra and the recipient of the Sergei Barsukov Violin Scholarship. 

A dedicated violin teacher since 2009, Mia teaches her youngest students through the 'Adventures in Violinland' method books, which were written by her late teacher, the renowned Juilliard pedagogue Shirley Givens. Other books that are used in violin lessons include the Suzuki method books, Hrimaly and Carl Flesch Scale Studies, Introducing the Positions and Yost shifting exercises, various etudes, sonatas, and concerti. Her students have won concerto competitions, regularly participate in the All-City Orchestra, and have gained entry to the Ruth Asawa San Francisco School of the Arts. Mia works to inspire a love of music and the violin with her students through high standards for performance, music theory knowledge, and ear training. 

You can check out Mia's website here:  mianardihuffman.com