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Viola is my primary instrument! I started playing continuously in 6th grade and it was the instrument on which I concentrated in college. I love the rich sound of the viola and the inner harmonies we get to play in ensembles.
*** Studio Equipment *** I teach in the Education Building of a Church that has individual classrooms, where lessons will be held, all of which are off a common area where parents can wait during the lesson. *** Travel Equipment *** I will bring my instrument and a music stand for myself, and I assume the student will have their own as well. There are specific collections of songs and exercises that the student should be ready to purchase based on their level of playing and will be determined after our initial lesson. Students will want to continue to invest in other collections as they progress and I will occasionally provide additional materials as appropriate. *** Specialties *** I have a Bachelor of Music Education and taught middle school strings in the Houston area public
If your aspirations are to learn to play the viola from scratch, or you wish to progress to the point that you will in no way shape or form, adhere to the description of many viola jokes, then it's time to catapult your viola skills to new heights. Levels taught go from newbie to world-class concert artist training.
Adam C. - artistic director of C. Classical Music Society was born and raised in Brooklyn, New York, and has enjoyed a successful and varied musical career. He received his first exposure to the viola at age eleven, while attending a magnet school. Soon after, General Mills Foundation awarded him a scholarship that enabled him to attend the Mannes College of Music Pre-College Division in New York City. Later, Adam went on to earn a Bachelor of Music degree; as a double major in viola performance and music composition; a Master of Music degree in viola performance and a post-graduate Professional Studies Certificate, from the Mannes College of Music. His viola mentors include Paul Doktor, Sol Greitzer, John Graham, Yitzak Schotten, and Heidi Castleman. Mr. C. studied composition with ...
Taught myself the viola.
Previous experience with Mathnasium, Tutorial website, Wyzant. Tutored friends and family. Member of high school math team. Graduate of Georgia Tech 800 on SAT Math 750 on SAT Verbal 680 on SAT Writing 5 on AP Calculus BC, AP Physics, AP Spanish, and AP US History 4 on AP English Language
Best with ages 10-18; beginner to intermediate level.
Liz S. was born and raised in Marietta, Georgia where she began her musical education with piano at the age of 7. She then later joined her middle school orchestra program in 6th grade to learn violin. Through the Lassiter High School Orchestra program, she was able to participate in competitions and orchestral exhibitions such as the Midwest Clinic in Chicago, Illinois, the American String Teachers National Orchestra Festival in Dallas, Texas, and the Georgia Music Educator’s Conference. During high school, Liz studied privately under Sou Chun Su, assistant principal of the Atlanta Symphony. Liz then attended the University of South Carolina where she studied with solo performer Dr. William Terwilliger, and with Mr. Ryan Kho, concertmaster of the Augusta, GA symphony. ...
I teach my students the Russian Method of playing so they can play with confidence and I help my student develop their musical artistry.
Teaching Style: In my lessons I emphasize both technical skill and musical creativity. I use the Russian Method to instill my students with good technique and tone and I make sure that my students are confident on their scales and etudes. I try to chose pieces for my students that encourage artistic expression and I aim to help my students develop their own musical creativity. Musical Experience: I teach and perform on the violin, viola, and cello. I was a principal in the Gwinnett County Youth Symphony Orchestra, assistant principal in the Kendall Youth Symphony Orchestra, and an assistant principal in the Emory Youth Symphony Orchestra. Currently I play violin in the Georgia State University Orchestra, perform composer's new works in the Atlanta area, play violin in ...
“My daughter is naturally very shy. After taking lessons with Ms. Jen, she's really come out of her shell. I can tell the difference in her confidence level already, and her grades have even gone up."
Are you searching for a way for your child to learn skills that will help them succeed in all areas of life?
Music lessons teach supplementary skills such as self-discipline, focus, critical thinking, and creativity.
I've personally mentored over 1000 music students in my career and have seen just how effective string instruments are in building confidence and equipping students to overcome any obstacle.
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Education: University of North Carolina School of the Arts (Viola Performance Certification), Berklee College of Music (undergraduate studies, scholarship student), University of Virginia (BA in Music, scholarship student), Belmont University (graduate studies, TA and scholarship student), Suzuki Training (Every Child Can, Violin Book 1) Performance Experience: Ms. C. has performed extensively since turning pro at the age of 15. Her performance experience includes studio, orchestral, and chamber music; she’s performed and studied with artists such as Roy “Futureman” Wooten (drummer for Bela Fleck and The Flecktones), Tracy Silverman (Grammy-winner, Turtle Island String Quartet, Eclectica), Jean-Luc Ponty (Grammy nominee, Chick Corea), and Matt Glaser (Ken Burns’ The Civil War). ...
"Steven is very professional and extremely helpful. He always has a smile on and is serious about helping you phrase the music. I would highly recommend him to anyone."
"It's been really exciting so far! Jordan has been so helpful, so knowledgeable. I could not have found a better instructor and I'm getting better and better every day."
"My daughter's wedding was weeks away and I had never been able to dance a step. With Jenny's help, I came further than ever before in such short time in any subject."