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Q&A with Local Companies: Amanda Lostritto at Stonehill School of Music

Newcastle, 916-878-0241,

Services or products you offer: Private and group music lessons (violin, viola, cello, piano).

What you enjoy most about your profession: The challenge of figuring out how to get through to each student and the friendships I make with families.

Fun fact about your company: My approach is holistic! I’m careful to teach in a way that avoids injury. I also offer chamber music opportunities. 

Customer service is: Having integrity and building relationships.

You started your business, because: I’m passionate about and have studied music my entire life. I also love kids and want them to love music.

First job: Teaching music.

Favorite food: Indian, Thai, or spaghetti with my family’s red sauce.

Favorite local restaurant: Il Pizzaiolo.

Last big purchase: A bow and arrow to learn archery.

Favorite small business: Lux N Lav Boutique.

When not working, you can be found: Hiking, at a local coffee shop, cooking/baking, or dancing.

You love living here, because: We have beautiful countryside and are close to the beach, the mountains, and the city.

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