I love working with all ages and experience levels! I specialize in early music and can teach Baroque violin as well. I typically use Suzuki books for my younger students and beginners, but if you have specific requests I love incorporating them into lessons! I can't wait to meet you!
I am a professional violinist and violist living in Winters, CA, frequenting Sacramento and the Bay Area. I have a passion for performing many different styles and instruments and want to share that with my students! Nothing makes me happier than igniting the drive for music in my students and seeing what music can do for them. I have Bachelors and Masters degrees in music performance from the University of North Texas and the Eastman School of Music, and I am Suzuki trained. I have spent most of my life surrounded by Suzuki teachers and students and am very comfortable with the method! I also love to teach with the traditional methods and am willing to find what works best for each student individually.It is most important to me that the lessons are fun! I find that everyone learns best ...
Irish, folk and Bluegrass styles, tunes, scales, improvisation techniques
I've been playing music since I was 14 years old. I studied classical guitar at State University in Buffalo, NY. and also studied guitar at the Berklee College of Music in Boston. I love just about every style of music. I mostly play Celtic, Bluegrass, American traditional, jazz, and classical. I also love to improvise. My goal is to get my students results so they feel that they are really making progress. I do this by incorporating practice exercises, ear training and some music theory. Music theory and reading music can be intimidating for beginning students. So I like to get you playing first and add theory a little at a time so you can better understand it through experience and it makes learning more fun. *** Studio Equipment *** The studio has a piano, acoustic ...
Violin, viola instructor, performing art.
Classical music. Mostly traditional Russian method of violin teaching, also Suzuki.
Began violin lessons at age 8. At age 15 was accepted into the elite program at the School of Music in Odessa, Ukraine. Continued on to one of the premier music Universities in the world: Kiev State Conservatory, where I received a Masters degree in Teaching and Performing arts. Throughout my higher education I have held Violin Instructor positions first at the Kiev Music School and then at the Conservatory. My Professional Career in Ukraine and USA includes performance with numerous symphony and chamber groups, such as Kiev Chamber Orchestra, San Francisco Symphony, San Francisco Opera, San Jose Symphony. I am passionate and dedicated to my Art which is reflected in my teaching style and in the results my students consistently achieve.
I am comfortable teaching all ages and levels of the violin. I specialize in younger aged children (4-6) and enjoy watching them succeed in learning how to play the violin. For these students, I utilize the Suzuki method which integrates parent involvement and ear training. For older students, I take a more traditional approach and start with note reading.
*** Studio Equipment *** Living room w/ stand, metronome and seating for parents *** Specialties *** classical, bluegrass, improvisation. Celtic, rock, country
I believe that each student learns differently so my teaching style is groomed specifically for each student. I put a lot of focus on correct physical set-up when you're playing and emphasize natural movements to set each student up for musical success.
I have a Bachelor of Music Degree from the University of Michigan and a Master of Music degree with an outside field in string pedagogy from Indiana University. I travel the world as a performer, playing in solo, chamber music and orchestral settings but I also really love to teach. I teach at the collegiate level at Pacific Union College and Napa College, have an active private studio (both violin and viola) and also teach group violin classes, string orchestra and a pre-orchestra music program with an El Sistema program. I studied pedagogy with Mimi Zweig and teach primarily through her method (a combination of Suzuki and Rolland ideas) but have also picked up my own style along the way. I offer lessons for primarily classical style violin and viola.
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