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Popular Violin Teachers Near Houston

Eugene H.

Stafford, TX
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Estela K.

Missouri City, TX
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Yvonne H.

Alvin, TX
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Eugene H. Stafford, TX

Subjects Taught

Music Performance, Music Recording, Music Theory, Piano, Speaking Voice, Violin

About Me

Greetings and Salutations! I want to let you know, whether you're a music student or a fellow lover of music, that you have great untapped potential for music! More so than most people would tell you, because music is a powerful, life giving, uplifting gift that comes to all those that love and enjoy it.

If you have a desire to pursue music in any shape or fashion. I congratulate you! You open to yourself a brand new world filled with fun, excitement and great opportunities.

My Philosophy:

There is great music potential waiting to be untapped in yourself. I value greatly the time I spend with every student and wish them to become the very best at the instrument they wish to pursue.

There is indescribable expression to be found in music. A wide range of emotions can be conveyed along with untold stories just waiting to be opened up. I will help foster a student's ability to see music for what it really is and help them strive for whatever musician they wish to become, whether it be for personal fulfillment, just for fun and recreation, or even in the pursuit of becoming an effective classical musician.

My Education:

My mother took me took a classical concert when I was six and I sat in the front of the stringed section. After the concert I made my decision that would shape the rest of my life, I wanted to become like those musicians.

I eventually graduated from a local music school in the following years in piano and violin and immediately went to enter the Tchaikovsky Conservatory. I was among the 10 out of 40 applicants that were eventually chosen, along with being the youngest of them as well.

After four years of study, I graduated and received my Bachelor's Degree in Music. I then went on to study for another year and received my Master's Degree in Piano.

My Other Experience:

I was Church Music Director in Kiev for Living Water Church from 2002 - 2010. I directed the adult choir, directed and led church worship services, accompanied various musicians and managed all aspects of church music responsibilities, including budgeting, rehearsals, planning and library management.

I also have been a private music teacher for several years teaching adults and young students. I planned lessons with them and established their repertoire.

I am also fluent in the Russian language and have extensive computer literacy.

Notable Recitals

Tchaikovsky National Academy of Music Kiev, Ukraine
(Winter and Spring recitals throughout 2005 to 2010)
Performed works by Bach, Mozart, Beethoven, Chopin, Liszt, Rachmaninoff, and Gershwin

Music School no. 9 Kiev, Ukraine (Spring 2005, Winter 2007)
Performed works by Bach, Beethoven, Liszt, Chopin, and Rachmaninoff

Revutzky Music College Chernihiv, Ukraine (Summer 2010)
Performed works by Beethoven and Gershwin

St. Sophia Orthodox Cathedral Kiev, Ukraine (Spring 2010)
Performed Chamber music works by Beethoven

I do look forward to meeting you and working together with you in learning music!

Blessings

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I pay close attention to the fundamentals of music especially throughout the early lessons. These include reading notes, measuring tempo and rhythm, sight reading, hand positioning, posture, and technique.

I believe in positive reinforcement for all my students. Building a kind and friendly atmosphere is paramount for encouraging students, especially children, to continue pursuing music. Everyone I believe has hidden music potential, and I believe the key to unlocking this is through inspiration. Music is a grand adventure of excitement and discovery for everyone.

I am very kind and honest with my students and am never too strict with them, but I do require and greatly encourage regularly that they make habitual practice a vital part of their musical education. As the old saying goes, "Practice makes Perfect." There is great truth to that saying especially when learning a musical instrument.

*** Travel Equipment ***
Student's to provide necessary instrument, piano or violin

*** Specialties ***
Russian School of Piano Playing, Beginner to Professional Piano Performance, Advanced Music Performance, Music Theory, and Intermediate Violin and Music Recording

Estela K. Missouri City, TX

Subjects Taught

English, ESL, Violin

About Me

I love music and helping kids and adults learn violin. I believe that anyone can play the violin skillfully. Rather than tell you to "play with more expression," as my old teachers used to say, I will give you concrete steps to create a beautiful sound. My goal is to help you develop skills and confidence by focusing on the foundations of playing violin - good tone, strong techniques, and practice. At any age, you will feel the satisfaction of being able to play any piece of music on your own.

I have 10 years experience teaching private violin lessons to individuals and small chamber groups. I have played violin for over 22 years including orchestras, quartets, church worship, youth bands, and weddings. I have an undergraduate degree is in psychology with a minor in violin, and my master's is in education. I have also worked for 6 years as an ESL teacher and am very patient with new learners and kids.

*** Lesson Details ***
Beginning students will learn how to hold the instrument and create a beautiful sound. We will begin with a introductory book that will help you read music and become comfortable with playing different notes and rhythms. When you are ready, we will move on to performance pieces you can play for your own enjoyment or to show off to friends or family. At each lesson, I will show you what you need to do and give you the responsibility of practicing at home. Kids especially benefit from developing self-discipline through music.

For intermediate students, my goal is to help you become a better violinist. I will evaluate your needs and suggest certain books to help you develop a variety of skills and repertoire which will take you to the next level. Intermediate students typically will work on improving tone, vibrato, advanced techniques, and expression. We will work on performance pieces and practice sight-reading and playing by ear.

If you have something specific you would like to work on, such as orchestra pieces from school or a music book you are interested in, I will be more than happy to help you with it. I want to help you with whatever you need.

*** Studio Equipment ***
Music stand, metronome, electric tuner, teacher's violin and bow (student may use for the first lesson), rosin

*** Travel Equipment ***
Music stand, metronome, electric tuner, teacher's violin and bow (student may use for the first lesson), rosin

*** Specialties ***
violin
classical, improvisation

Yvonne H. Alvin, TX

Subjects Taught

Life Coaching, Piano, Violin

About Me

We will work together to learn and understand the fundamentals of piano and violin technique and theory at you own pace. No pressure and stress-free instruction.

Along with learning to play an instrument, research shows that you may have improvements in memory, language skills, ability to store audio information, discipline, ability for being attentive and planning, day to day actions such as being alert, motor skills, hearing, emotional perception (pick out exactly what others are feeling just by the tone of their voices; empathy, disappointment, etc.)

Music has always been a part of my education since my elementary school years. I continued private training throughout college, as well as after. I have my Bachelor of Science degree in Psychology from the University of Houston - Clear Lake, as well as my Life Coaching certification from The Institute for Professional Excellence in Coaching. And I am always continuing to develop my musical skills.

Our time together is more than just about learning an instrument; it's about life improvements and developing the self!

I will encourage you, cheer you on, and support you in the way you need support to achieve your goals in piano!

*** Lesson Details ***
Our time together will be a relaxed, laid back and casual with a whole-student focus on .

We will work on the essentials of playing the piano - from correct posture to reading music!

After 3 months you will definitely have a good foundation in order to continue forward.

*** Travel Equipment ***
I would expect my students to have a piano/keyboard and/or a violin with bow

*** Specialties ***
My primary instrument is the piano, beginning to intermediate. I also teach beginner to intermediate violin using the Suzuki method books.

Joel G.

Santa Fe, TX
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Shannon S.

Houston, TX
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Mark A.

Sugar Land, TX
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Joel G. Santa Fe, TX

Subjects Taught

Bass Guitar, Classical Guitar, Drum, Guitar, Upright Bass, Violin

About Me

Hey guys, my name is Joel. I would love to work with you as a student of music. I have 5 years of teaching experience (ranging from private guitar lessons, guitar group lessons, to drum, and bass lessons), and over 17 years of music playing/performing experience. I hold a Bachelor of Arts in Music Performance in Classical guitar from Southwestern Assemblies of God University.

I began playing guitar when I was eight years old, and began playing in my church when I was ten. My Bachelors in Music Performance in Classical guitar studies gave me a wealth of knowledge of the guitar, and I have taught classical guitar to a certain level,but my passion however, is contemporary styles, such a rock, pop, blues, and church worship. I have had several private guitar students most being 12-18, but I am experienced and love working with all age groups 5- 65. I have played lead guitar in a touring worship group, and also tour with my own music, which is acoustic/contemporary christian rock, under my name. I am currently the worship leader at my church, and also lead worship for various church events along with performing my solo music.

I began playing bass shortly after guitar, when I was about 12, and am able to teach various levels and styles on bass. Drums was an instrument that came naturally to me, and I have played drums in various worship services, and for many years. I teach rock, contemporary pop, and contemporary worship drumming. I also incorporate the fundamentals of rhythm, and being a percussionists, such as lessons on hand drums, and auxiliary percussion instruments included.

I took 2 years of violin lesson while in college, and also studied in a group class in which I practiced the fundamentals of all bow/ string instruments. I would be very comfortable teaching a first to second year violin student.

This is just a brief snap shot into some of my history as a teacher of music, and a musician. I would love to work with you, and help you accomplish every goal you have set for yourself regarding music. Thanks, God bless.

*** Lesson Details ***
I'm not the strictest teacher in the world. I motivate through gentle and direct instruction. I evaluate where every individual student is, and what they are trying to do, and I get them there. I'm more like a coach/ teacher. I motivate, encourage, and instruct. There are parameters and guidelines that I have found help my students succeed, but the curriculum is based upon where the student is. I can go the more contemporary route of just teaching you how to play the instrument with chord charts, and by feel using modern arrangements. I can also do the more traditional route of teaching you how to play be sight reading, and drills of technique with classical or Jazz pieces. I prefer to do a blend of sight-reading/ music theory, and contemporary practical playing. I typically use Berkley guitar books, along with my own materials for guitar curriculum. I have a good amount of material that I've accumulated and created from my schooling, in my years of guitar and other music lessons. I also use proven curriculum for bass, drums, and violin. After 6 months of lessons with me, you should either have accomplished every goal we set at the beginning lesson, or have been motivated in your instrument so that you will only continue to play and grow as you move forward.

*** Travel Equipment ***
for myself: Guitar, music stand, seat, metronome/tuner, curriculum
for my student: Guitar, music stand, seat, metronome, tuner, and folder

*** Specialties ***
I specialize in contemporary styles. Rock, Christian worship, pop, and blues. I also have some experience in classical and jazz.

Shannon S. Houston, TX

Subjects Taught

Bassoon, Cello, Clarinet, Cycling, Fitness, Flute, Music Performance, Music Theory, Oboe, Piano, Running, Saxophone, Sports Nutrition, Strength and Conditioning, Stretching, Swimming, Triathlon, Viola, Violin

About Me

Shannon has numerous years experience teaching all skill levels on woodwinds, and beginning-intermediate piano & classical strings, using various approaches to best suit the students learning style, personality and needs.

Shannon is an active musician, who has been featured as a soloist, and in the flute and woodwind sections with various orchestras, chamber ensembles, opera orchestras and musical theatre within the United States, Italy, and Mexico. She is presently Principal Flute of the Baytown Symphony, Director of the Da Capo Chamber Ensembles, and is a substitute musician with the Orquesta Sinfónica de Monterrey, Symphony of Southeast Texas, and Opera in the Heights.

Shannon has been a faculty member at various colleges, is currently Adjunct Professor of Music at Brazosport College, and also has an active private studio, Leigh Studios. She is the College Music Society South-Central Regional President; and is an Advisory Board member for the Houston Flute Club.

Shannon received her Masters of Music degree in Performance from the University of Minnesota-Twin Cities. She also studied at the University of Missouri-Kansas City, and received her B.A. degree in Performance, and B.S. degree in Music-Business from Winona State University, and has studied with world-renowned instructors.

Shannon has received grants for her work, from the Minnesota State Arts Board, American Federation of Musicians, Rome Festival Orchestra, and the Winona Music Guild, and was the 1997 recipient of the Vivian Menees Nelson Music Award.

Shannon is also a sponsored triathlete and trainer/coach/race director, and gives workshops on the importance of healthy living, nutrition and exercise for musicians. She is a board member for The Lake Charles Triathletes. And she is a strong advocate for music, health, and triathlon. Sponsors: Maggie Martinez-LMT, Eating for Performance, Bikesport, DeSoto Sport, Gu Performance Energy, Rudy Project, Amit Jethva-DDS, Leigh Enterprises.

*** Lesson Details ***
I am pretty easy going. I want you to feel comfortable and at ease, but we do need to focus and can have fun doing it. :)
I utilize various methods for each instrument, which is determined by the students learning style and ability; needs, so this can change as time goes on (not sticking to one particular publishers materials). I have done (and continue to do) extensive research into materials available for each instrument I teach, and supplement with my own, to utilize the best out there for "YOU" for the best possible progress. While ensuring an extremely well-rounded musical education, so you can progress at the best possible rate. Since each student's potential is different, each will progress differently. This is also determined by your dedication to daily practice (the more you practice, the quicker you will progress & the more accomplished you will become). This is a 'Team Effort'; I give the guidance and tools. You practice, utilize learn these tools, and off we go! The sky is the limit!

*** Studio Equipment ***
Dedicated music space: (music stands, personal instruments, metronome, tuner), additional seating for parents in foyer/seating area; nearby park; shops for errands.

I do not supply student instruments but can refer you. You can purchase materials through me or where you choose.

*** Travel Equipment ***
N/A.

*** Specialties ***
Classical, jazz

Mark A. Sugar Land, TX

Subjects Taught

Algebra, Basic Math, Elementary Math, English, Geometry, History, Math, Music Theory, Pre Algebra, SAT, Viola, Violin

About Me

Hi there- first off, thanks for taking the time to check out my profile!

I very much enjoy teaching: I think there is something so special to be experienced when I can help a student mature both musically and physically, a feeling that just can't be rivaled.

I've played violin since I was 10 and knew within that first year of playing that it would be my future career. I currently practice (almost) every day to achieve my goal of soon being a concert violinist.

I had the utmost privilege to be under the tutelage of Eric Rosenblith for 2 years- in this time I really came to understand the art, science, and psychology of teaching. I look forward to every lesson and am very grateful for my students' time both during and between lessons.

More personally, I love being active! I enjoy running, yoga, and working out. I also consider myself an amateur gourmand- I cook very often and love working with new ingredients and blending cuisines.

Thanks again for your time- I hope to see you on your musical journey!

*** Lesson Details ***
Basic Lesson Plan

In my years of teaching, I've found that there are very many ways in which each individual student learns as far as what challenges them, what motivates them to practice, and in what ways I can best expose them to technical abilities and general musicianship so as to memorably understandable to them.
Accordingly, I usually tailor a course of actions specifically for each student- a different way to warm up before the lesson, different practice materials in between sessions, whether to work on literature or adapted pop songs, etc.
However, I could generalize what I do for practically every lesson into the following:

Let it be assumed that the lesson length is an hour:

Warm-up: 8-10 minutes
Usually in the form of a scale (Hrimaly, Flesch) or technical exercise (Sevcik, Fiorillo, Kreutzer, Dounis) - this time allows the student to warm and open up the hands and prepare mentally for guiding input from me on the piece of study (POS)

Playing through POS, 1st Time: 2-5 minutes
This time allows the student to demonstrate improvements in the POS from the previous session.

Feedback/Breaking Down of POS: 40-45 minutes
This is the main instructive portion of the lesson. I always start with the question(s) “How was your practicing this week? What difficulties arose? What do you feel you improved on? Can you show me how you practiced?” In this time, we discuss the merits of practicing in a variety of ways (slower, with metronome getting faster, with different rhythms, backwards, on open strings, etc.). I also always make sure to include ideas of where the student can place their physical/kinesthetic awareness- this way they can come to develop a more holistic understanding of exactly what motions they are carrying out and in what ways they can modify their motions (usually by eliminating unnecessary or stress-inducing motions) to more efficiently achieve their desired result. Throughout this time, I write down notes and exercises in their notebook so as to have a record to like at when practicing at home; there is also a lot of interface with time to try out the exercises I assign and gain a working familiarity with them and the corresponding concepts involved.

Playing through POS, 2nd Time: 2-5 minutes
A final time through the piece gives the student a chance to begin to see for their own self in what ways practicing the assigned exercises and applying introduced concepts would improve their performance. This and my comments following are also a last chance for me to impart some summarizing statements and final thoughts/feedback.

*** Studio Equipment ***
2 music stands, considerable library with pieces from the standard repertoire and etude/method books, computer and printer for printing out music, chairs

*** Travel Equipment ***
It would be helpful for the student to own a music stand.

*** Specialties ***
I teach both modern (standard Classical) violin and early (Baroque) violin.

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