My daughter was on the fence about taking violin lessons until she met Ms. Lydia. After her initial trial class with Ms. Lydia, she said "sign me up!" She looks forward to Wednesdays when she meets with Lydia and she ALWAYS has fun. She does homework and practices voluntarily.

Liz Kim

Lydia is amazing. My daughter started playing the Viola in the IUSD strings program and her skill and technique have vastly improved over the past five months with the guidance of her instructor. Lydia is a very patient and encouraging teacher. She could immediately identify my daughter's weaknesses and began to train her to overcome them and she continuously inspires my daughter to feel more confident in her ability to play

Mark Beckman

My 5 year old daughter takes violin lessons with Lydia, and she loves taking lessons with her! Lydia is an absolutely wonderful violin teacher!!! She really knows how to keep my daughter engaged and the lessons fun and entertaining for a 5 year old. I wanted my daughter to learn to love music and love playing violin, and Lydia does a fantastic job of inspiring my daughter while teaching proper violin technique and music theory. Highly recommend this school and Lydia!!!

Simon Lee


Violinist/Violist Lydia Favorito is currently a freelance musician and violin instructor in Orange and Los Angeles Counties, California. A talented violinist from a young age, she was a frequent winner of competitions across Southern California, such as the VOCE Competition, Musical Arts Club of Orange County, and Orange County Youth Symphony Concerto Competition.

Lydia holds a Bachelor's Degree in Violin Performance from Chapman University, and a Master's Degree in Violin Performance from Bowling Green State University.



        As an orchestral musician, she has performed with the Lima Symphony Orchestra (OH), Dearborn Symphony Orchestra (MI), Perrysburg Symphony Orchestra (OH), Symphony Irvine (CA), Corona Symphony (CA), and others. She also performed alongside members of the Detroit Symphony Orchestra in the accompanying orchestra for Micheal W. Smith's Christmas concert in Detroit in 2013. She currently performs with her husband and bassoonist, Andrew Favorito in Duo Favorito.

about Russian School of Music Irvine

Address: 18011 Sky Park Cir. Suite A, Irvine CA 92614


Phone: (949) 272-3366