San Marcos Music Academy | Violin and Viola Teacher Heidi Gadd | Chandler, AZ | (480) 292-7955







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San Marcos Music Academy

565 North Arizona Avenue

Chandler, AZ 85225

(480) 292-7955


565 North Arizona Avenue

Chandler, AZ 85225

(480) 292-7955

Violin & Viola

Heidi Gadd

"Heidi is great with kids! She taught me very well how to perform on the violin about 10 years ago. I 100% recommend her skill set as a teacher and booster of confidence. After completing the basic music book(s) we moved onto the main theme from Star Wars - for a solo performance during an elementary school concert. She is a GREAT teacher!"

Trey J. (student)

Heidi Gadd is an Arizona native and has been playing the violin for more than 30 years.

From the first moment the violin touched Heidi’s hands, 3+ hours a day of playing commenced. She also plays and teaches viola and mandolin. Playing in seasonal Chamber Orchestras, weddings, special and corporate events, she was the Concert Master for The Pangean Orchestra, a World Orchestra. Heidi integrated the Electric Violin at about age 16. This brought her the opportunity to tour the United States and Canada under the Fader Label, a subsidiary of Sony with Saul Williams, poet/songwriter/actor, as his electric violinist for his sophomore, self-titled album. Heidi has played many styles with bands around Arizona and encourages her students to be able to do the same.

A studio musician and songwriter, Heidi has worked on several artists albums with styles ranging from Pop/Rock to Gospel & Country and has also branched into writing bits for TV and film scoring.

Heidi passionately helps others learn the art of the violin. She holds a teaching studio of more than 50 private students, ranging from age 4-100. Formerly at Brindley’s Music Center in Chandler, Arizona, for more than 15 years, she has now moved on to San Marcos Music Academy.

Having learned the trade of String Repair since 2005, Heidi is also co-owner of Superstition Mountain Music, a musical instrument repair shop located next to San Marcos Music Academy. For more information, visit