Learn the violin using the Suzuki method. I specialize in teaching violin to young students with no experience to beginning and intermediate levels. I strive for greater playing ability in a nurturing environment while always making a beautiful sound.
Contact 425 three eight seven 5401 or jared.macfarlane at gmail . com
My early childhood music education focuses the student through immersion, encouragement, small steps, and an unforced timetable for learning material based on each student's development and ability to imitate examples and internalize principles. Regular consistent practice is required and parent involvement is encouraged for younger students. Reviewing material, position, intonation, and bow techniques to always make a beautiful sound is of primary importance.
Learning how to play this intricate and delicate instrument in various ways while gaining the appreciation and skill deserved.
I'm a classical violinist, a loving single mother, and a independent business owner for life, health and accident insurance through AFLAC from New York. I am a very accomplished musician performing in many venues and events such as the Long Island String Festival, NYC All County Music Festivals, Valley stream District 13 Music Festival, NY All State Concert, NYSMMA Music competitions, and yes even Carnegie Hall with the NY Metropolitan Youth Principle Orchestra 1st Violin. Ive learned that nothing of value in life comes without blood sweat and tears but it is worth it.
The things I love most in life are my son and providing for our family. On week days, you'll usually find me prospecting potential clients to help with their benefits for employees in any type of weather, for my independent business through AFLAC. On the weekends I like
to take my son with my dogs (sometimes) to the park, museums, and church or teach him the various wonders of life.
I have a lot of experience with the Suzuki method as a teacher and also a player having started with that myself. However unless the player or parent specifies that they want strict Suzuki, I go with my method which involves Suzuki but also other methods. I was not strict Suzuki and it definitely worked for me as well as students of mine!
My name is Erica and I have been playing violin for 19 years and teaching for 8. I have a violin performance bachelor degree and Suzuki Teacher Certification for books 1-10 from The Cleveland Institute of Music. During my time teaching in the Suzuki program I worked with 15 students at different levels of playing and age groups. I also ran group classes on Saturdays. I completed 100 hours of lesson and group lesson observations. After those four years of undergrad I went on to receive a Master of Music degree at the Juilliard School. I had a private teaching studio in New York with 10 students ages ranging from 5 to 60 years. I Recieved a Graduate Diploma from the New England Conservatory. I am currently teaching and in residence at Yale University.
Erica is a wonderful violin instructor! Extremely knowledgeable and great with my 12 year old daughter. Erica is also very flexible with the schedule. I highly recommend her!
November 4, 2016
very helpful in setting up posture and technique, which is what i was looking for.
July 31, 2016
Ms. Erica has more experiences with young kid. she is make the Violin lesson so much fanny & Interesting with the kid. I am happy than my daughter said : Mom , I have interested the Violin and I will learning more lesson with Ms. Erica. So, I want to said, Thank very much Ms. Erica.
In the fourteen years of instrumental music experience, I have had many students perform at venues such as the Hollywood Bowl, Dorothy Chandler Pavilion, and the Ford Amphitheatre. Having fun and enjoying to play is the key to growth and success.
I'm a fun, loving, and passionate teacher that has over fourteen years experience with children, ages four through twelve. I hold a bachelors in instrumental music education from California State University, Northridge, as well as a Masters in Education from CSUN. My expertise is in classical music, utilizing various methods such as Suzuki and Orff, as well as Mariachi music.
I specialize in teaching strings; violin, viola, cello, upright bass. I teach ages four and older. If you can tie your shoes you can play the violin. I use the "Essential Elements for Strings" and the "G'DAE" curriculum mainly.
Lessons should be fun, and you should enjoy it more and more each time you come. That is why I teach not only classical music, but current popular music that is played on the radio. I like to hear the student's opinions, and see their reaction when they play songs they can recogni
ze. Sure, technique and posture are taught, but it is in a fun safe environment. I also teach that it is okay to make a mistake. There is no judgment in my class, and if you need more time or more help then that is what you get.
Michelle is an awesome teacher. My children 8 & 11 are taking Violin lessons with her and she has been amazing. She is very easy to work with and both my children are very comfortable with her, even my daughter who is very shy but Michelle finds a way to work with her. I was not sure about online lessons for young children but it has been a great experience.
October 2, 2019
Super friendly and informative. I can tell my Ella will like her.
So you thought the violin is only meant to play Classical music? Think again! With over 13 years of experience in improvisation in many different musical styles on the violin, I will show you the methods to explore and teach yourself any type of musical style you'd wish to play!
Although being mainly a Jazz violinist, I have performed and recorded in many different musical genres and improvisation styles including Blues, Trad Jazz, Rock, Indian Classical music, Bluegrass, Jewish Klezmer music and more. Since students spend most of their crucial development time individually in the practice room, as a teacher my biggest ambition is to teach my students 'how to be your own teacher' (I know it's kinda shooting myself in the foot :] ). Based on my 20 years experience playing the violin and other instruments, my training in Alexander technique, teaching artistry, psychology, philosophy and meditation, I've accumulated a set of methods and ideas about how to ...
An award-winning Jazz violinist and a graduate of The Newschool of Jazz, These days I'm recording and performing on stages around the world playing Jazz, Rock, Folk and more. Would love to share with you some of my secrets! Teaching improvisation and basic violin for all levels. Also teaching audition prep and ear training! ------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------- A few years ago a musician I really admire told me how he believes that every musician has to be teaching at some point in his career. He has seen it not only as a suggestion but as an obligation, a responsibility of an artist to pass on his knowledge for the next generations. My life circumstances only make this belief stronger within me year after year.
As a young Violinist in Israel that experienced a crisis with Class
ical music and the Classical school, I’ve been looking around for non-classical Violin teachers in vain. I’ve figured out that in order to play the music I want on the Violin I’m going to have to teach it to myself, thus becoming an independent learner which is most likely the greatest gift I’ve ever received as a musician and a teacher. I had to read books, watch videos, ask people how they practice, use my ears because I had no scores to any of the music I wanted to play, explore. I had to criticize myself, I had to remain conscious about my playing and what I think is missing in my playing in comparison to other players, analyze what is it that excites me in one’s music or playing. Most of all, I had the privilege to remain attentive to any new idea being suggested to me, because no one ever taught me what the “truth” is.
Be your own teacher. That is perhaps the only “truth” I would force upon my students. As part of my teaching philosophy, I'm seeking to not only teach my students the skills they wish to acquire but to show them how to determine and teach themselves new skills they 'need' or desire to acquire.
With over 8 years of experience teaching private students of all levels and conducting Jazz violin workshops for small groups, I like to incorporate my knowledge in music teaching with other knowledge in learning techniques and education I've acquired through training in Psychology, leadership and education, Alexander technique, Teaching artistry, meditation and social work.
Omer has been an excellent teacher! I’ve over heard several lessons with him and my son and I’m always impressed by the breath of knowledge he has. In just a few weeks my son has been inspired to play the piano for hours at a time. Originally Omer was going to teach my son violin but they switched to piano so that they could explore their common interest in composing music for film. I am immensely pleased with him and recommend him wholeheartedly!
June 19, 2019
First lesson ended with such a good feeling of well being. I believe I am in the right hands. Omer is patient; and he listens as well as talks.
June 11, 2019
I have been playing in a string quartet with Omer for two years and I can easily say he's one of the most talented musicians I've ever worked with. He's also a kind, intelligent, and reliable person. Judging from the skills he displays in quartet work I have no hesitation in saying that he is a wonderful teacher.
Do you want to play violin, but feel like it’s too late to start? Do you play already and want some guidance?
Learn to... • Hold the violin comfortably • Develop good pitch and rhythm • Read music and understand theory • Make the most out of practice time • Have fun playing music!
We can work on whatever music you want. I will even make a special arrangement of that song you've always wished you could play so that it's just at your level. Whatever your musical abilities and knowledge, we can work together to get you where you want to be.
I have an M.M. in violin from Cincinnati Conservatory, and a PhD in ethnomusicology from UC Berkeley. I have performed in symphonies, Early Music ensembles, chamber music groups, and international folk dance bands, and I especially enjoy strolling violin. But my true passion is helping students like you have a rich and rewarding experience learning violin.
I look forward to hearing from you!
I grew up in Israel listening to my parents' bluegrass band, and I enjoy playing everything from Old Time fiddle to klezmer. My training is classical, with an M.M. in violin from Cincinnati Conservatory. I believe that solid technique can give you a foundation for learning any kind of music. Although I have a particular course I recommend for beginners, I'm happy to help you learn whatever music inspires you.
I've always liked learning about music too, and I integrate music theory and history into lessons. Understanding the harmonic structure of a piece can help you learn it more easily, and knowing about the composer and the style can give you insight into how it might be performed. Together they create a richer learning experience.
My PhD in ethnomusicology from UC Berkeley allowed me to think about music in a social context, an
d I'm especially interested in violin music around the world. I teach musicianship at UC Berkeley and can also help you with ear training and music theory.
Merav Singer was the teacher for my class Basic Musicianship at UC Berkeley in the summer semester 2019. Merav was helpful, patient and skillful. I came to this class with no music background and English as a foreign language. Merav taught us in an appropriate way and pace so that we were all able to follow. I learned how to conduct the beat and how to sing, and basic elements of music such as staff and musical notation. The atmosphere of Merav’s class was active as she sang with us and used different musical instruments to help us understand better. I enjoyed her class not only because she took good control of the class with her passion and charisma, but also because Merav was very patient. She spent a lot of time after class explaining the material to me over and over again to make sure I could understand the concepts taught in a foreign language. I learned a lot during this summer and I am sure that anyone would enjoy learning information and skills from Merav.
September 20, 2019
Merav is a gifted violin instructor for all ages and levels. Her insight into the mechanics of violin playing, and ability to create a series of steps to achieve even the more complex aspects of music making, continue to inform my own teaching and performance. Truly, the best teacher is one who gives you the tools to continue to learn on your own long past your studies, and Merav is just that!
September 18, 2019
I had Merav as my teacher the past summer. She is passionate about her work and super patient with students. She believes when you are willing to learn, you can learn music!!! Learning from her is a wonderful experience.
What's the difference between a violin and a fiddle? Some say it just depends on who is picking up the instrument . . . others might say a violin has strings while a fiddle has "strangs." But if you're looking to play a hoedown, a breakdown, a sweet and heartfelt waltz, or an old-timey reel, then you're looking for some FIDDLE lessons . . . and I am just the person to deliver! I've been a performing bluegrass fiddler since 2003 and have helped many students discover the joys and satisfaction of fiddling. See my profile under "fiddle" for more information.
I've been performing as a fiddler in bluegrass bands since 2003, and have absolutely loved my own journey as a musician! A lifelong musician, I started on viola at age 9 and played in school orchestra through high school and on into college, even as I earned my degree in secondary English Education. I kept playing throughout my 32 year career as a high school English teacher, performing at first on viola in folk/rock duos, then later (2003 onward) on fiddle. As an educator myself, I was a passionate learner who quickly progressed in my skills. I hope to pass along my passion for bluegrass fiddle to many students in the years to come! I am an extremely upbeat, optimistic person who knows how to meet students where they are and accompany them on their musical progress. Learning any instrument can be very challenging, and practice is importa
nt -- but it is also important to quickly gain the satisfaction of achievement. I like to help students learn how to play tunes and enjoy the instrument, as well as develop their skills through the hard work of exercises and drills. As students progress, they will learn what it takes to be able to jam with others. Let's get ready to fiddle!
Julie is absolutely wonderful! She’s extremely patient and very talented. I was only able to take fiddling lessons for a relatively short amount of time (less than a year) but I feel that I walked away with an excellent start. Can not recommend enough!
January 13, 2019
Julie is an amazing fiddle teacher! It is intimidating to take lessons as an adult and she made me feel very comfortable from day one. She is fun and has a laid-back, warm personality. I highly recommend her to anyone wanting to learn fiddle!
January 12, 2019
Julie is an amazing teacher! She tells you what you need to improve in a gentle way and is always enthusiastic about any progress you make, no matter how small.
Jill, is a true professional at her craft and makes learning the violin fun. She is a master at her craft improving on a stude
nts techniques and music theory. Her instructional teaching enhances the ability to play this difficult instrument with ease with her one on one instruction as well as group teaching. Anyone who has the opportunity to encounter her instructional teaching will benefit from her style and passion of teaching from the beginner, intermediate and advanced level student."
"Jessica is nice and patient instructor."
"Ms. Jessica is just awesome! She understands students, sets high expectations, and gives students what they need to meet those expectations. My 6yr old
daughter looks forward to her violin lesson every week and feels inclined to practice during the week. I wholly attribute my daughter's attitude and outlook toward the violin to Ms. Jessica's teaching!"
"Gabrielle was Fantastic!"
"Student says: "Mr. D. does a good job of explaining and demonstrating. Violin lessons are fun.""
"Wonderful first lesson. My daughter is very excited to attend the next one."
"Its amazing teacher!! Really thanks!!"
"My daughter has been studying with Jessica for over a year now and it has been a great experience. From day one Jessica has worked on strengthening fundam
entals and tailoring her instruction to my daughters specific needs; and most importantly, in a positive and thoughtful way."
After weeks of practice, chances are you've nearly perfected the beginner songs recommended or required by your teacher and you're looking for something a bit more challenging. Or perhaps you want to try something different other than a nursery song or scales. If you've reached the point where you want something new to supplement your regular lessons, there are several helpful websites that offer a wide range of easy violin sheet music.
Whether you want something contemporary, …