You will be guided by me through method books and also use supplemental materials I create to help you advance. You will learn the basic 5 positions of the instrument to increase your sounding range. You will learn orchestra skills including following a conductor and articulation and intonation, styles of expression, and rhythm. I have been teaching violin for 7 years. My students have won seats in school orchestras and spots in various music schools. I want to be your next instructor.
I NOW TEACH ONLINE LESSONS. I teach according to your individual needs. I only teach in my own studio. I do not travel anymore. I also have time to teach lessons every other week. You may inquire to me about my availability to teach every other week on Saturdays. I help you become successful on piano, violin, cello, viola, bass, guitar, or bass guitar. I help you learn the instrument and learn to read music with my own ideas using fun worksheets and songs you really like to learn how to play. I fill your voids with activities such as practice techniques, sub-lessons, and ear training. I guide you toward proper posture, tone development, and the ability to keep a steady beat. I help you develop your musical independence by tweaking lessons to help you succeed. I help you have fun learning to read music for your instrument using my materia
ls. I believe talent is not a factor in learning. Mastering an instrument is the result of effective instruction and step by step guidance toward foundations and skills. I love to teach private lessons because I believe in spreading the word to make the great gift of playing music available to many. It is an inherited right and gift to enjoy a lifetime of personal satisfaction from playing a musical instrument. I love to help students build confidence and make progress. I help them problem solve by going through problems with them. I teach "how to think" and how to become a life long learner of the instrument. I love the challenge of finding ways to help students become successful at every step of the way. I am excited and enthused to be apart of student progress. I am influenced by many 20th Century performers including Van Cliburn, Oscar Peterson, George Shearing, Erroll Garner, Yudi Menuhin, Issac Stern, Dave Brubeck, and Horowitz among others. I am passionate in my teaching about providing an effective solution to my student's needs. I am pleased to announce my teaching has awarded a cello student a spot at Del Sol music high school for the 2017-2018 school year. this student of mine passed an audition January of 2017 as a result of my teaching. The student worked very hard and followed my instruction very well. Congratulations!! I am also pleased to announce two of my cello students have both passed auditions to play in the Las Vegas Youth Orchestra starting in September 2017, September 2018, and September 2019. They both auditioned during May 2017, May 2018, and May 2019. Congratulations to both of you!!! There is also a viola student of mine who has passed audition for LVYO in May 2019 for the September 2019 season; Congratulations!! I also had a violin student who passed auditions for LVA (Las Vegas Academy) a couple of years ago. I have no connection to these organizations. These students all worked hard and followed my instruction. I can help you learn as well. Recently with the development of "octave" strings, if you have been split between learning violin, viola, or cello; these strings installed on a violin or viola make the instrument sound like a cello. It is really something. They are tuned an octave below, so they sound very low. A lot of cello music will have to be transcribed for owners of these instruments installed with "octave" strings. Videos can be found on YOU TUBE of these instruments played. They are ordinary violins or violas strung up with thicker strings to sound an octave below.
I am a professional educator who works with both children and adults, and has the patience to help them. I am a performer who has over 30 years of public experience in solo playing as well as ensemble work. I have performed at Nordstrom for nine years, and performed at many private functions. I have performed classical as well as jazz music as part as my performance experience. I have taught private lessons for well over 20 years. I'm sorry, as of Summer 2016 I do not travel to student locations. I teach at my studio as well as online. If you are among the many parents who home-school your children, you should consider music lessons for them. There are many benefits of home-schooling, but unfortunately students miss out on specials. Practicing an instrument can make up for that and also teach critical learning habits and personal skills toward learning in general. Give me a try, in my studio or online; I can help you learn.
*** Lesson Details *** I believe in personalizing your approach to the strangeness of the instrument. You need to learn much about posture, and proper tone production within the first year. Method books are not "how to" books. You need a teacher to guide you toward becoming familiar with the instrument. You also need to learn how to listen to the sounds you make as you play. To develop "musical independence" you need to become musically literate, develop tone production skills, and internalize a steady beat. Rhythm and tone are basic concepts that must be mastered to maximize pleasure in playing your instrument. Learning how to problem solve is another skill I teach so you can help yourself toward progress. I believe in using the instrument in daily activities such as playing "Happy Birthday" at family get together. Christmas Songs or Hanukkah Songs can bring much joy during December family parties. A musician in the house brings much joy during holidays and celebrations; and the families are brought closer together. Memories are created and last forever. Playing an instrument is exciting and expresses what can not be said using words. I believe in teaching students based on their strengths, and building upon them. I am excited to help you learn!!
I only teach in my own studio and online. I do not travel anymore.
You can advance quickly if you are taught to listen to yourself and follow my instruction. I will guide you every step of the way to understand how music making works. Music lessons are fun and enjoyable. I am pleased to guide you through your learning every step of the way. My students in Las Vegas have had much success with my teaching and guidance. I will succeed where others fail. You will reap the benefits of my professional instruction. I bring a wealth of teaching experience, teacher training, and professional playing experience to every lesson. Most music store studio instructors have very little or no teacher training. Playing experience does not make one a helpful teacher. Failure to learn "how to" teach along with not earning any teaching credentials will not make anyone an effective music instructor. I have experience teaching children and adults with autism within a variety of functioning ranges. They learn in their own unique style which suits them best. *** Studio Equipment *** Grand Piano 5'1', Digital Piano 88 Keys, Violin, Viola, Bass Guitars ( 5 String Fretless), electric guitar (Fender), Upright Bass 3/4 Size French/German Bows.
*** Specialties *** Suzuki for string instruments. Thompson, Schaum for piano. Blues, Jazz and " Real Book " for jazz piano as well as Frank Mantooth books for chords. I also create materials to suit individual student needs. Classical Piano Volumes.
During lessons, we will learn proper playing techniques and reading notation. I can prepare a student for a School orchestra or if the student just wants to learn popular songs for fun. My goal is to make all lessons fun, engaging, and hopefully the student will look forward to the next lesson.
Nicole began her musical journey in Long Island, New York when she began piano lessons at age five. While receiving training on piano, she joined her elementary school orchestra in the 3rd grade and quickly soared with violin. During this period, Nicole began learning music theory and the art of reading music. As a fourth grader, Nicole would go on to conduct and tune every instrument in her orchestra during rehearsal. She always competed and won many NYSMA competitions for violin while attending music seminars and workshops. It was then that her teacher realized she had a gift. Nicole continued with piano lessons and began teaching herself guitar. Later, after college, she bought herself a drum set and began to teach herself drums. As an adult, Nicole studied to become an elementary teacher and worked in the New York State Sch
ool Districts for over five years. Shortly after receiving her master's degree for Literacy Education, Nicole decided to attempt to share her passion for music. In 2007, Nicole opened a music studio in Holbrook, New York. Here, she refined her music teaching skills while establishing Nicolex Inc. Music Island as a leading source of quality music education. Her summer traveling music program allowed her students to experience live performances as well as create music groups with peers with the same passion for music. Nicole now resides in Tampa, Florida with hopes to spread her business as well as the joy of music to children and adults. She currently is the drummer for a local original Soul/Rock band. Needless to say, she understands the importance that music has had in her life and wishes to ignite that passion in other music lovers.
*** Lesson Details *** My teaching style is best labeled as kind but firm. I take my job very seriously and want wholeheartedly for my students to have music as a part of their life, not just a part of their day. I love to laugh and have fun but I will definitely expect my students to practice and complete any homework I assign and be prepared for the following lesson. Simply stated, music is fun and the love of my life, but if I still practice, you will as well. Otherwise, I always believe in teaching songs my students are interested in and will expand their musical skills. My experience as a public school teacher had enhanced my sense of finding individual needs of every student. Therefore, I always differentiate lessons to suit my students interest while teaching them the foundations every musician needs in order to be successful. My specialty is teaching a variety of instruments. I play drums, guitar, bass, piano, and sing as well. So, if one instrument is not for you, I can teach you something different without a problem. Long story short, friends, you are in good hands.
*** Studio Equipment *** Full Service music room: Keyboard, Full drum kit, Electric Guitar with 30 watts Amp and Microphone/ vocal monitor.
*** Travel Equipment *** I can bring a 76 key Yahama YPG-235 Keyboard for your household to use for lessons for a small monthly rental fee. I have an Epiphone Electric Guitar with 30w amplifier. Will also bring microphone and monitor for vocal lessons.
*** Specialties *** I have taught mostly Rock, Blues, and Classical genres for Piano, Guitar, Drums. Vocally, I specialize in R&B, Soul, Motown, Broadway, Pop, Top 100 and alternative/Hard Rock. I will adapt to your needs.
The student will be instructed on the basics of proper playing techniques, music theory, and musicianship. They will learn to read music and also play by ear which will make them a well rounded player.
About Luther A.
Luther unique talents as educator, instrumentalist, conductor, vocal coach, cinematographer, composer and arranger make him a sought-after teacher. Currently, Luther is working with the Bridgeport Board of Education at Roosevelt Elementary School for President Obama's Arts and Humanities Turn-Around Arts Initiative he is the Executive Director and Program Director of Blackwell's School of Music and Film and Minister of Music Director for New Hope Missionary Baptist Youth Singers.
Luther stays where I’m at and then helps me go the next step. That is useful for consistent gradual progress without the frustrations of moving either too slow or too fast (I am a beginning tenor saxophone player). Nice interpersonal style, patient and easy going, while methodical.
July 10, 2019
I think Luther is great. He works with my 10-year old son on piano, singing and even trumpet and violin as needed. My son has to work hard to progress, and Luther customizes the lesson plan for him and seems to understand him well. I'm really excited about them working together.
Students will work within a variety styles of music including the Suzuki method, fiddle and popular music. Good technique will be emphasized that will improve sound and intonation and musicality. Games and various practice techniques emphasizing visual, aural and physical learning modalities will help students enjoy lessons and learn more quickly.
Hi. My name is Dan Christian. I play a lot of different instruments and have been teaching for thirty years! I received my Bachelors of Music Education from University of Northern Colorado and my Masters of Music from Colorado State University. I just retired from public school teaching and enjoy working with students of all ages. My goal is to help students learn to play their best and have fun using their learning style be it visual, physical or aural methods. The instruments I specialize in are violin, viola, bass, electric bass and guitar. I look forward to meeting you, helping you to play your best and getting to know you!
Dan is a wonderful teacher. My 14 years old daughter has been taking violin lessons from him, and she likes each lesson with Dan. He is very knowledgable and professional. He is also very good with children; he is extremely patient, gentle, and encouraging. Thank you Dan!
July 6, 2017
I've had Dan teaching my 4 yr old for about a month now and so far it's going great! He's very good with young kids and has a gentle approach.
October 15, 2016
Awesome instructor and awesome guy! Learned a lot in one lesson!
Violinist Cody has a prolific performance career, working regularly with music of the early baroque through today’s newest compositions. He has performed with various chamber ensembles as well as Baldwin Wallace’s Symphony Orchestra and the DePaul Symphony. Cody performed the world premier of Eliza Brown’s “A Soundwalk with Resi” with Ensemble 20+ in collaboration with soprano Jessica Aszodi at the 2016 Ear Taxi Music Festival in Chicago. Performing in Ensemble 20+ under the direction of Michael Lewanski, Cody has performed several other world premieres including works of Christopher Wendell Jones and George Flynn. Cody’s career has led him to celtic and folk genres, country, rock, metal, and jazz. He has appeared on albums from Matt Otis and Christopher Bell, and enjoys delving into many styles. As a soloist, Cody performs frequently in recital, collaborating with many different musicians and a range of instrumentations.
Violinist Cody is excited to be actively teaching and performing in his hometown once again, having taught private students since 2012 and serving as a violin instructor at “Music for Kids,” a not-for-profit music school in Chicago. He has had extensive pedagogical training both at Baldwin Wallace
Conservatory (graduating Magna Cum Laude), where he received his Bachelor’s in violin performance studying under Dr. Julian Ross, and at DePaul School of Music in Chicago, receiving his Master’s in the same field of study under Professor Janet Sung.
Cody has a prolific performance career, working regularly with music of the early baroque through today’s newest compositions. He has performed with various chamber ensembles as well as Baldwin Wallace’s Symphony Orchestra and the DePaul Symphony. Cody performed the world premier of Eliza Brown
’s “A Soundwalk with Resi” with Ensemble 20+ in collaboration with soprano Jessica Aszodi at the 2016 Ear Taxi Music Festival in Chicago. Performing in Ensemble 20+ under the direction of Michael Lewanski, Cody has performed several other world premieres including works of Christopher Wendell Jones and George Flynn. Cody’s career has led him to celtic and folk genres, country, rock, metal, and jazz. He has appeared on albums from Matt Otis and Christopher Bell, and enjoys delving into many styles of playing. As a soloist, Cody performs frequently in recital, collaborating with many different musicians and a range of instrumentations.
Cody is currently a member of the Western New York Chamber Orchestra and serves as Assistant Concertmaster of the Southern Tier Symphony as well as Concertmaster of the Warren Philharmonic Orchestra.
Cody is a wonderful teacher. He is easy going, patient and holds a vast tome of knowledge in his head. Yes, he has a masters in Bach, but don't think he is snooty, he used to play violin in a metal band.
I've been teaching private / group lesson, as well as teaching and conducting orchestras and ensembles, and performing in few countries since 2008, Full-time.. I'm a certified Suzuki Teacher starting 2008. I love what I am doing, and I love working with someone, sharing my thoughts and idea, solving problems, and seeing someone grow up nurtured with good music.
I did my bachelor degree with Russian professor (Russian methods and approaches), and my Master in Violin Performing and Pedagogy with Canadian teacher, and she's using Galamian teaching. I've been working with many people from Australia, New Zealand, Indonesia, Canada, Singapore, Russia, Italy, Switz, Germany, Netherlands, and the USA. I'm part of orchestras in Indonesia, Singapore, Australia, Russia, and Canada.
Aside of music, I also have deep interest on psychology, design, and definitely traveling :) I really know how to make a lesson very efficient in an informal and relaxed atmosphere.
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DAVE NATHANAEL started his Bachelor of Music program at Pelita Harapan University in Indonesia with Dr. Tomislav Dimov in 2009, after he got the first place on the SPH-International Violin Competition. He also got his Master of Music degree in 2019 at Memorial University of Newfoundland, in Canada, studying with Dr. Nancy Dahn. He was graduated Magna Cum Laude for both degrees.
Starting from his freshman year in his Bachelor program, he was invited to be the violin player with Jakarta Concert Orchestra and Jakarta Simfonia Orchestra. Later on, he’s also invited to play with Ananda Sukarlan Symphony Orchestra, Nusantara Symphony Orchestra, Twilite Orchestra, and Jakarta Sinfonietta. While he was in Indonesia, he was the associate concert master and assistant concert master in some of those orchestras. He was
also invited to play as a soloist in the beautiful Aula Simfonia Jakarta. Outside of Indonesia, he is also the associate concert master in Baroque Collegium in Singapore, violin player in Brisbane Concert Orchestra, Orchestra Concertino, and Brisbane Philharmonic Orchestra in Australia, as well as in Newfoundland Symphony Orchestra, Watershed Ensemble, and few ensemble groups in Canada. He was chosen to take part in ‘III-Красноярский международный музыкальный фестиваль стран Азиатско- Тихоокеанского региона’ (Third - Krasnoyarsk International Music Festival) in Russia. Dave and his fellow musicians established few ensembles: Quartet Passioné, Soli Quartet, The Quintets, and few others in Indonesia and Canada. He has also been playing with few great artists: pianist Adam Gyorgy, Sam Haywood, violinist Linus Roth, and Amsterdam Viola Quartet.
Dave has taken master classes from musicians of various backgrounds, and he has been a certified Suzuki Music violin teacher since 2008. He has worked with trainers from Australia, New Zealand, Thailand, Hong Kong, USA, Switzerland, Italy, Taiwan, and Korea. He teaches violin in his own private studios (both physically in the studio and via skype if he’s away from home) and at the Suzuki Music Association in Jakarta and St. John’s.
You may check also my website: davenathanael (dot) (com)
All ages are welcome, but especially the very youthful and very curious! Violin is my secondary instrument, which I play in various pit orchestras and bluegrass ensembles. If you're just starting out, I'd love to help inspire and energize in you the same passion for music that fuels me. Students can expect to master basic music theory, gain confidence in their technique, and, importantly, learn to hang with the youth orchestras and symphonies they're sure to encounter in the future. Wherever you're at right now, I've been there, and I know how to help you out of your practice rut and launch you into new adventures. Shoot me a message and let's talk!
I'm a student biologist, chemist, writer, violist, violinist, pianist, guitarist, and music arranger (not usually at the same time). I primarily play viola in symphony orchestras and chamber ensembles; occasionally I'll jump to violin in pit orchestra productions for musicals. I'm currently pursuing a major in Molecular Biology and a minor in Music. I've had an effusive passion for learning and an ineffable desire to share it with others for as long as I can remember. I hope to go into science education after graduate school, while still maintaining my strong ties to the music programs I'm fortunate to be around.
Experience: - Youth Music Monterey Honors Orchestra, principal violist (2017-2019) - Carmel High School Orchestra, principal violist (
2016-2019) - Carmel High School Pit Orchestra, violinist (2018-2019) - Sandpiper String Quartet/Trio, violist (2018) - Youth Music Monterey Orchestras, volunteer violist (2018-present)
Honors and Awards: - Carmel High School Orchestra Most Inspirational, Outstanding Achievement (2019) - Youth Music Monterey Pam and Chuck McGowin Award for Outstanding Contributions (2019) - Central Coast Section Honors Orchestra (2018, 2019) - California Orchestra Directors' Association Honors Orchestra (2017, 2018)
Recently, I was named Most Inspirational and given an Outstanding Achievement award for my work in my school's music program. I was incredibly lucky to be able to arrange and orchestrate 'Ripple' for the string orchestra, in honor of a late teacher. For the same teacher, I later arranged five more campy 70s tunes--among which were Mr. Blue Sky and September--for a benefit concert that I helped lead.
I'm unfortunately unable to give advice to advanced students, since I'm always learning myself. However, if you're just starting out on the viola or violin, I'd love to teach you using what I've learned! The memories of my own journey are fresh for me, and I know it can sometimes be discouraging or aimless. My goal is to guide you towards the blinding light at the end of the tunnel and to help you out of whatever plateau you're in, whether you're in a transition period to a higher-level orchestra or if you don't know where to start putting your fingers.
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Subjects taught: biology (AP), chemistry (AP), language arts (AP), literature (AP), US history (AP), psychology (AP)
Scores: - AP Biology (5), AP Chemistry (5), AP English Literature (5), AP US History (5), AP Psychology (5), AP English Language (4), SAT Chemistry (770), SAT Literature (800)
Honors and Awards: - Carmel High Top Science Student (2019) - Rotary STEM Scholar (2019) - Carmel Valley Women's Club Scholar (2019) - National AP Scholar, AP Scholar with Distinction/Honor (2018, 2019)
One of the most important aspects when learning how to play the violin is understanding scales. Learning scales will give you a solid foundation as you begin to explore new pieces of music.
Violin Scales for Beginners
Simply put, a violin scale is a series of notes, ordered by frequency or pitch, that span an octave (a consecutive set of eight notes.) For instance, to play a G scale, start by playing the lowest G on your violin (open G string.) Then, ascend up in pitch and play the note …