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Meet Amy Serrano Burcombe of Serrano Musica in North County

Today we’d like to introduce you to Amy Serrano Burcombe.

Amy, please share your story with us. How did you get to where you are today?
I started classical violin at 3 years old. I studied violin and was concert master at my university. I walked away from music during my early 20’s feeling burnt out. Two years ago I decided I wanted to become my own boss and use my lifelong talents and passions to become self-sufficient. Today I perform on my electric violin for all types of events around San Diego/ Socal and teach about 40 private string students. My newest projects include making electric violin videos of the most current songs for others to enjoy. I’m loving every moment of this musical journey. 🙂

We’re always bombarded by how great it is to pursue your passion, etc – but we’ve spoken with enough people to know that it’s not always easy. Overall, would you say things have been easy for you?
It has definitely not been a smooth road. I started from scratch and had to market and find students to teach and clients to hire my services. I also had to brush up on a lot of playing skill I feel like I had lost since taking a break. One of the biggest obstacles was learning how purchase and invest in all the right equipment used at my events such as pedals, speakers, audio, etc.

We’d love to hear more about your business.
I am self-employed sole owner/employee of my business. I have two parts to my work: performing on the violin and teaching violin, viola and cello. I believe I care about my students and clients more than most in my field.

What were you like growing up?
My mom’s explanation for me was “bright-eyed and bushy tailed” from birth. My aunt nicknamed for me “chinita-bandida” which means smart bandit girl because I was quick and smarter than those around me. My soccer team said I was the “Ulga” because I was the toughest and wouldn’t let anything by.

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