Jason Uyeyama

Jason Uyeyama is founder and director of the Orange County String Studio.  He is also Associate Professor of Music and Director of String Studies at La Sierra University, where he teaches violin, viola, and chamber music.  He holds a Master's degree from The Juilliard School where he studied with Masao Kawasaki.  Previous teachers include Itzhak Perlman, Dorothy DeLay, and Yao-Ji Lin.

Mr. Uyeyama continues to lead an active career as recitalist, chamber musician, orchestral musician, and soloist.  He has performed regularly with the Los Angeles Philharmonic since 2005, and has performed with the Pacific Symphony, Los Angeles Chamber Orchestra, and the St. Paul Chamber Orchestra.  Festival appearances include Festival Mozaic in San Luis Obispo, Festicamara in Medellin, Colombia, as well as the festivals of Aspen, Tanglewood, and Taos.

Students of Mr. Uyeyama have been accepted to The Juilliard School, New England Conservatory, Cleveland Institute of Music, Jacobs School of Music at Indiana University, The Colburn School of Performing Arts, University of Southern California Thornton School of Music, Manhattan School of Music, and the Mannes School of Music.  His students have also been accepted to numerous summer festivals including Aspen, Music Academy of the West, Boston University Tanglewood Institute, and the Montecito International Summer Music Festival.

An advocate of community outreach, Mr. Uyeyama has been Music Director of Community Kids Connection in San Bernardino, CA since 2008.  Through this program, he has given free violin lessons to underserved children and performances for local hospitals and charity events.


Zhe Song began her musical training at the age of three. She studied at the Affiliated School of the Tianjin Conservatory of Music, and completed her Bachelor’s and Master’s degrees at the Central Conservatory of Music in Beijing. Continuing her studies in the United States, Ms. Song received a Performer's Certificate in Violin Performance from La Sierra University under Professor Jason Uyeyama. She then earned a Graduate Certificate from the University of Southern California under Professor Bing Wang, Associate Concertmaster of Los Angeles Philharmonic. In Fall 2015, Ms. Song became a member of the Spokane Symphony Orchestra and was granted tenure in 2016. She regularly performs with the Santa Barbara Symphony, Yakima Symphony Orchestra, Washington Idaho Symphony, Walla Walla Symphony and the Seattle Symphony. In 2014 she served on the jury for the Satori String Competition. Ms. Song joined the Orange County String Studio faculty in 2014.