Sharon H.

Sharon H.

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Orlando, FL

About Sharon H.

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Sharon teaches: Males 5 and up
Females 5 and up
Teaching since: December 2000
Last sign in: Within two months

Overview

Been playing the violin for over 40 yrs. Started in elementary school and held the coveted "Concert Master" designation all through high school. Been playing fiddle since 1985. Twenty years experience as a dance fiddler, and the last several years studying swing and traditional Irish. I play in three bands, all different genres.
I consider myself so lucky to be blessed to be playing an instrument. It is one of the best kept secrets to life. This is a point I like to stress to my students. It enhances your mind, you can make wonderful friendships with like minded people, and constantly learn new tunes and genres. It just keeps you young at heart. I love spreading the Gospel of music.I consider myself so lucky to be blessed to be playing an instrument. It is one of the best kept secrets to life. This is a point I like to stress to my students. It enhances your mind, you can make wonderful friendships with like minded people, and constantly learn new tunes and genres. It just keeps you young at heart. I love spreading the Gospel of music. I am very patient and will teach my students everything I've learned over the past 40 years.

*** Lesson Details ***
I give 30 minute and 60 minute lessons. I recommend 30 minute lessons for beginners. I teach classical techniques for holding the instrument. Scales and intonation work are important, and can be integrated into simple songs so as not to be boring. Teach sight reading and auditory learning. Auditory is more important as Music is an auditory art. I am easy going and teach what the student wants to learn as everyone is on different levels and has different ways of learning. I also teach violin chords, and applied theory as to improvisation for playing. All skill levels welcome.

I use handouts from several different music books and will tailor them to your skill level. I do expect my students to find some time to practice what I give them. I really want my students to get all the bang they can for their buck

*** Studio Equipment ***
Living room/open area setup for lessons with music stand. Parents can sit in on lessons. Parking in driveway and on street in cul de sac.

*** Travel Equipment ***
Stand, and my instrument and books. Student must have their own instrument.

*** Specialties ***
Methods: Sight reading, Auditory reading, some Suzuki, bowing techniques, genres; Old-Time, Irish, Bluegrass, some swing, cajun.
Currently playing in three bands.

Photos and Videos

Sharon, far right, in South Korea with the Plaid Sofa Old-time String band.

Experience

workshops May 2014 - Present
Atlantic Violin Shop; Orlando

Sharon gives two hour workshops several times a year on different tune types such as waltzes, reels, jigs, hornpipes, Celtic, and Old-time tunes.

Camp instructor Jun 2013 - Jun 2014
Sparrow Music Camp

A weekend camp at Oleno State Park in High Springs, Fl that occurs in the June. Sharon has been on of the instructors since it's inauguration. Students are offered fiddle in different genres, banjo, guitar, mandolin and participate in group jams. For more information search Sparrow Music Camp.

Education

Bachelor of Science in Alternative and Renewable Energy Management Aug 2011 - Present
Everglades University

Awards

Florida State Fiddle Champion 2000 May 2000
Florida State Fiddlers Association
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Xing O. April 28, 2013
Violin
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A great teaching environment.

A great teacher and very good teaching environment.