Elicia R.

Elicia R.

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Aston, PA

About Elicia R.

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Male Ages Taught: 5 to 99
Female Ages Taught: 5 to 99

Overview

I began violin lessons at age five, and was requested by the youth conductor to join the Palm Beach Youth Symphony a year later. For eight consecutive years, I performed with many other youth orchestras and served as concert mistress several times. At the age of thirteen, I auditioned for and joined The Venice Symphony during the 2004-2005 season and was a part of their ensemble for seven consecutive seasons, including the position as assistant principal. In addition to the Venice Symphony, I have also performed with the Sarasota Pops for two seasons, The South Shore Symphony Orchestra as assistant concert mistress and as concert mistress, and Anna Maria Island Concert Chorus and Orchestra. Recently, I relocated to the South Philly and am now performing with the Delaware County Symphony in Aston, PA, and the Rose Tree Pops located in Media, PA. Over the years I have had performing experience with violin duets and trios with a classical guitarist on a number of occasions for weddings, Christmas shows, and restaurant events. Some of my performance venues include the 800 Bay Restaurant and Club, the Four Seasons, the Sugarhouse Casino, and the Pyramid Club.

In addition to my musical career, I am also heavily training in the sport of ice dancing. Currently, my brother and ice dance partner, Stephen, and I are competing in the top level with goals to compete nationally and internationally. Through my experience as a performer both in music and on the ice, I can give to each student not only the ability to create music through the violin, but also the mental ability to handle performing and competitive atmospheres.

*** Lesson Details ***
My lessons offer an extensive education in technique, musicality, music theory, and most importantly, effective practice methods that increase capability and skill rapidly. I tailor my lessons specifically according to the student's abilities and strengths, while incorporating a warm and inviting atmosphere.

Typically, I use the Suzuki and Strictly Strings books for beginner students, and I will then advance to etude studies such as Wolfarht and Sevick in addition to the Suzuki sequels for my intermediate students. Lastly, I will add Introducing the Positions, Mazas, Josephine Trott Double Stops, and solo concertos to my advanced students.

After a few months, my students acquire a well rounded knowledge and feel for the violin and classical music and appreciate the art and beauty music brings to life. They are always strongly impacted and inspired to pursue and achieve higher goals and activities.

*** Studio Equipment ***
I have a living room with a grand piano, two music stands, and seating for parents.

*** Travel Equipment ***
My violin, a music stand, extra music, fingerboard tape, a metronome, stickers, and a tuner. I will expect my student to have his own violin and bow, a case, a shoulder rest, and music, and music stand (can be portable).

*** Specialties ***
*Teachers classified as a Student Favorite have taught a minimum of 25
lessons and have received the highest feedback rating from students.I specialize in classical violin, and I have worked with the Suzuki Method, but I am also very open to other methods and schools.

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Experience

Violinist Sep 2010 - Feb 2011
Anna Maria Island Orchestra

I performed with them for a brief period of time before I relocated

Violinist Jan 2005 - Feb 2011
The Venice Symphony

I performed with The Venice Symphony as a second violinist for seven consecutive seasons. The last couple of seasons, I served as Assistant Principal Second Violin.

Languages Spoken

French Professional Proficiency
Spanish Limited Proficiency
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iona S. June 20, 2014
Violin · In home
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she has made my desire to play the violin better and more . I feel excited happy and glad she is my teacher every time I leave a lesson . I feel I m learning and being confident at the same time THANKS ELICIA
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Rosie T. April 24, 2014
Violin
New experience

Elicia is an excellent instructor and was very knowledgeable and easy to work with. My daughter, who is 12, was nervous about the one on one sessions. She has only studied violin in a group setting, but Elicia really had a positive style and encouraged her throughout the lessons.
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Richard O. February 14, 2014
Music Performance
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Playing more music than ever

Elicia has help me learn what I always wanted to since I have started playing again I am now expanding my quartet repetoire.
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Manny M. October 31, 2013
Violin
Verified Student
Excellent Teacher

Elicia is a wonderful teacher, I had recognized her kindness, professionalism, reliability and patient with my daughter. She is excellent and knowledgeable teacher that she can see all the angles of the student’s need and very well focus to produce an excellent student. My daughter is very happy with her and I highly recommend her to anybody interested of learning to play violin.
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Denise T. May 9, 2013
Violin
Great teacher

Elicia is a wonderful teacher. She is patient and kind and gives great tips on how to practice a piece of music. Elicia is positive in her method of instruction, highlighting the student's strengths while building confidence with challenging sections. I would strongly recommend Elicia to any parent looking for a teacher for their son or daughter. Within the month that my son has been taking lessons with Elicia, I already hear a difference in his playing.
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Richard O. May 7, 2013
Violin
Verified Student
greatest music content

Elicia has helped me understand and play music which I have hoped to do. She has solidified my old skills and is teaching me many more. I am happy with my lessons.
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Betsy G. May 5, 2013
Violin
Verified Student
Making great strides

As an adult student I am interested in learning to play the best I can. Elicia has helped me tremendously in improving my technique and tone. I still have a long way to go but Elicia is very patient and sets short term goals which are practical and each week I can make progress which is very encouraging. Thank you Elicia.
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Brenda R. May 4, 2013
Violin
My daughter loves her...

Elicia is a great teacher! My 9 year old daughter- Allison loves her. She is very knowledgeable and polite and is very patient. She has been very flexible with her schedule to accomodate us and has been a pleasure to know.
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SherriD1 June 30, 2012
Exactly what we wanted

My son is 17 and wanted to learn the violin. He has no interest in ever playing professionally; he just wants to have fun with it. Elicia, listened and respected our wishes about having laid back lessons. Other istructors who I spoke with were very pushy about having to do things their way. He is really have fun.
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RichardO May 28, 2012
Baroque

I think Eleicia ia a great teacher. I have learned more than I ever knew in three lessons. I am confident she will be able to teach me what I want to know.