Whether your interest is classical music, electric violin, fiddle or rock, you must always approach the subject in the same way. You must learn the basics about the violin so that you can branch off any which way (or all ways) you like!
Instead of throwing many terms at you you may not understand yet, suffice it to say I will gradiently bring you to an understanding and more importantly, ability, to play the violin with the grace and ease with which you have heard it. The key is practicing, so be prepared for that. I will teach you how to do it in the lesson, then you must ensure you don't lose the ability by practicing it between lessons. Soon, the ability learned will be ingrained in you and practicing will only increase your ability further.
Expect to go from absolute beginner to intermediate in a year, but to start playing songs within the first month.
I accept violinists of all levels, and have completed Suzuki teacher training through book 8. I also bring in other methods such as Shirley Givens Adventures in Violinland for younger students, and incorporate books from Paul Rolland's teaching methodology.
I teach the Suzuki Method and focus on playing by ear to allow students to develop great technique, intonation and enjoyment of playing music. This method also builds a fantastic classical repertoire! We will later focus on music theory, sight reading and exploring any genre of music you're interested in after establishing a strong foundation.
I've studied the violin for thirty years and teaching for 15. I teach students of all levels, and specialize in the Suzuki method. I cater my teaching approach toward the goals of each student, and my main goal is having fun with it!
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