All my violin students learn to play by reading music. I do use the Suzuki book, but I do not teach the traditional Suzuki method.
*** Travel Equipment *** Students that take in-home lessons should have piano at home. *** Specialties *** I play and teach primarily classical music. I do mix in other types of music for variety, such as holiday music in the Fall semester, and movie music and show tunes in the Spring and summer. Most of my students are in the Faber method, but I am also familiar and teach from the Alfred, Hal Leonard, and Bastien methods. All my piano students do theory exercises. Most of them take the state theory tests. I use Just the Facts and Theory Time for theory, and I also use other supplementary materials for additional practice.
The following skills and concepts will receive priority in instructional time so that the student can successfully progress to the next level of learning
I. Violin Technique: Students will learn correct posture, violin hold, bow hold. Students will learn all combinations of fingerings in the first position. Students will learn various bow techniques.
II. Pitch and Rhythm: Students will recognize and notate pitches that fall in 1st position. Students will learn various bow techniques
Expression and Structure: Students will learn form in relation to repertoire, dynamics, tempo, phrasing, and musical terms, and symbols.
III. Literature: Students will play literature from a variety of genres, students will perform solos, solos with accompaniments, and duets
IV. Vocabulary: Students will learn basic vocabulary and symbols
I have experience working with ages 6+. In additional to teaching traditional violin methods like Suzuki, I also train students performance techniques and many modern styles of music, like Lindsey Stirling and beyond. Degreed professional from Penn State University. I have played acoustic violin 28 years and electric violin 12 years. Currently, I am a full time teacher and freelance violinist, performing for events and recording for albums and television.
I teach from Beginning to Intermediate mostly, but may teach some Advanced students to help them with technique and some position work.
I have been teaching students on a regular basis since receiving my Violin Performance Degree in 2008, but have taught several students on and off for over 20 years. I also play in a local symphony.
Theresa S. holds a Master of Music degree from Southern Methodist University and a Bachelor of Science in Music (Performance) from Texas Woman's University. and graduated Magna Cum Laude, in 1997. Featured in the 1995-1997 editions of the National Dean's List, inducted into the Phi Theta Kappa, Gamma Beta Phi, and Mu Phi Epsilon organizations, serving as the Mu Chi Chapter President from 1998-99. She holds a valid certificate from the Texas Board for Educator Certification. While attending SMU she was a Meadows Scholar. In 2000, she was accepted into the prestigious Musica Schola Cantorum program in Paris. A multiple award winner and featured in Who's Who; she was trained classically while studying with Carlo Pezzimenti and Robert Guthrie. Extensive experience with MIDI implementation of ...
I am a classically trained violinist. I started lessons at the age of three with the Suzuki method. I later studied in a traditional method. I hold a BA in Music with an emphasis in Ethnomusicology. I studied under Mr. David Taylor, Assistant Concertmaster of the Chicago Symphony Orchestra during my undergrad.
I recently moved to the Dallas area for grad school. I started studying violin with the Suzuki method at the age of 3. I joined an orchestra program in 8th grade and was admitted into the high school orchestra half way through my first year. I remained in the orchestra for the rest of my high school years. My senior year of high school, I started taking lessons with a teacher who taught traditional violin lessons. I also participated in district and state solo and ensemble festivals. I hold a BA in Music with an Ethnomusicology Emphasis. During my undergraduate studies I studied under Mr. David Taylor, the assistant concertmaster of the Chicago Symphony Orchestra. I also learned viola during my undergrad, playing viola in the full orchestra at my school for my junior and senior ...
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