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Branda T. Irving, TX

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.

About Branda

*** 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.

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James K. July 12, 2014
Violin · In studio
Verified Student
My instructor Branda was very nice, understanding, and a courteous person.

She thought me the basics of the Violin, gave me tips on reading notes.

I really appreciate and recommend her to anyone who wants to take violin lessons.
Maryellen W. Fort Worth, TX

About Maryellen

Hello Parents/Students, Thank you for checking out my profile. I absolutely love playing, performing and teaching violin. My hope is to share this wonderful gift with you! I try to meet students where they are, whether you are a beginner or an advanced student. My goal is to progress you to your full potential in a positive, encouraging atmosphere. I enjoy teaching and I bring a lot of energy to the lesson -- I hope you will too, because together, we will make learning violin a great experience; one I hope you will cherish for a long time. My approach to teaching is student specific. I know everyone learns differently and at their own pace. My hope is to inspire and challenge you to reach your full potential, while applauding your achievements along the way. I have a great ...

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George W. October 30, 2014
Violin · In home
Verified Student
I'm a 51 yr young beginner, Maryellen is awesome, taking lessons from her is very enjoyable
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Everett T. October 29, 2014
Violin · In home
Verified Student
I found Maryellen very patient and easy to follow her instructions. She makes the lessons fun. I would recommend her to anyone of any age.
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Hienzel R. September 2, 2014
Violin · In studio
Verified Student
Ms. Maryellen is very nice, gives clear instructions and makes the lesson fun. On the first lesson we've learned a lot and made us excited for the next class. Highly recommended.
Gaily C. Allen, TX

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

About Gaily

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.

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Gaily C. February 28, 2014
Violin
Gaily has helped me so much

Gaily is an amazing violinist. She is very flexible and tells me what I need to know in order to improve. When I get a little bored with my practice drills, we work on fun music that I love to play.

I have noticed a huge difference in my playing since taking lessons from her. I play more in tune and with more confidence. You should definitely take lessons from Gaily.
Theresa S. Dallas, TX

About Theresa

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 ...

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Sari H. March 19, 2015
Viola · In studio
Verified Student
This review is for myself and my daughter who are both taking lessons with Theresa. We give Theresa S. 5 stars each for being a great teacher and 5 stars for her location being very good for us. In addition, she made us feel very comfortable as if we had known her a long time. Her passion for her music and love of teaching makes her very enjoyable to be with. When we hit a bad note, her enthusiasm and the way we kept moving forward, I found, made us strive harder to get it right. We are both looking forward to many weeks under her direction.
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Mike H. March 18, 2015
Violin · In home
Verified Student
What can I say? She is amazing. She is so tuned into what is going on with her students. Great teaching skills, she knows her craft, and her personality lets you know right away that it is going to be a relaxed pleasant stress free atmosphere that creates the perfect environment to learn. She is patient and is a joy to be around. My whole attitude has been changed from I wonder if is possible for me to learn to play the violin, to I am so excited at the fact that in time, that I actually will be proficient at playing. For that I am so thankful!
Sarah Y. Dallas, TX

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.

About Sarah

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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Debbie S. October 20, 2014
Violin · In home
Verified Student
Sarah is wonderful! My daughter really enjoys her lessons, and we are so pleased with Sarah's teaching style. She is kind, encouraging and knowledgeable. We couldn't be happier with our experience!
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Mathew G. July 16, 2014
Violin · In home
Verified Student
Sarah is awesome! She is working with my 4 year old daughter. She is very patient and very effective at communicating on a level that a child can grasp and understand. She is also great with encouragement and motivation. Madison looks forward to every lesson.
Ashley B. Coppell, TX

Students of mine can be ensured that they will get a well rounded classical music education. This will include music theory, technique and other skills. I use the Suzuki Books, especially for beginners.

About Ashley

Hello, my name is Ashley B. and I am currently a Senior in High School. I am a violinist, and have studied violin for 10 years now. For my Senior year, I am attending Spring Creek Academy, in Plano. However, my first three years of High School were spent at Booker T Washington, the Arts Magnet school of Dallas. There I had the privilege of being Concert Master my Junior Year. Besides being the leader of the Orchestra, this position required that I taught 1st violin sectionals, which were held weekly. I have also offered Piano Lessons (Piano is my secondary instrument). Currently, I sit Principle 2nd Violin of the Greater Dallas Youth Orchestra. I am a prospective student under Professor Julia Bushkova, a well renowned violinist who instructs at the Univeristy of North Texas. I plan on ...

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