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I love teaching strings. Violin is my main instrument. I focus heavily on bow technique. I have gotten students into youth orchestras and passed college auditions. I like to use the Essential Elements and Suzuki books. I also offer online group lessons at a highly discounted price. I suggest that all my students join. This is a great option for kids while class is out.
Violin is a complex art, one that takes many years to develop, but can be one of the most rewarding experiences in your life. Despite its challenges, love for the violin and music should never take a back seat in a lesson, That is what I will focus on. Nevertheless, there are methods and techniques crucial to violin playing that I will also keep at the forefront. At the end of the day, students have their own unique voice that I will try to nurture while at the same time teach them the fundamental tools to achieve it. Whether just starting out or already playing for many years, I will strive to do what is best for the student. To all of you, I wish you best of luck with violin and hope you can join me in making music!
Classical, traditional method and Suzuki method. Studied with Dr. John Kendall, founder of the Suzuki method for the United States. Have played with Southern Illinois University orchestra and the St. Louis Symphony exhibition concert. Have performed in Europe, North America and Asia.
Professional orchestral and chamber ensemble violinist and experienced teacher offering private instruction to students of all levels, from beginner to advanced. Whether you or your child are interested in picking up the violin for the first time or are an advanced violinist preparing for music conservatory auditions, I am happy to help.
Whether you're a tiny tot where I use the Suzuki method, or high level amateur violinist, I can help you improve, expand your repertoire, and gain much pleasure from your hard work on this amazing instrument! My teaching experience covers over 3 decades. I am of a direct teaching lineage to the legendary Clara Schumann. My students have won competitions. If you follow my micro-management and practice directions, you will succeed in your goals!!
More than 15 years of experience teaching. Suzuki or traditional method. Solo, orchestra, chamber music and Tango style!
Having taught and performed for over 30 years, I have had the pleasure of working with students of all levels and ages. For beginning students, you can expect to be playing and learning to read music within your first month of taking lessons. I am happy to say that my intermediate and advanced students have met goals of preparing for auditions with success, performance events, and simply studying new technique and repertoire for their own pleasure. I look forward to meeting and sharing your musical endeavors!
Each lesson will be taught in response to current needs of a student but the following are the parts that make up an entire lesson: - Technique - Theory - Music - Practice All together are basic fundamentals. My job as a teacher is to help you find a place for music in your daily life and to make a practice time more of an experimental discovery play, than boring work. Once you find a key, it opens up a whole new world of communication. As a private violin instructor, I believe that education is impossible without student’s motivation and passion. Perhaps you have decided to become a professional musician or maybe you want to play for your own enjoyment... Whatever your goals are, I can lead you there! Let's make it happen together because it is never late to follow a dream! I recommend younger children travel to me for the best learning experience.
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Knows her craft! Skilled at modeling and conveying concepts in ways students can understand. Challenges students in a way that motivates them to want to perform well.
Cher Basnight (Violin lessons with Susanna S.)
The last few weeks Susanna has help me improve in my skills.
Justin (Violin lessons with Susanna S.)
Susanna was wonderful. She took her time to explain how the lesson would transpire, and engaged Nevaeh to insure she understood everything. She has a lovely way; patient and engaging. Nevaeh felt c
Nevaeh P (Violin lessons with Susanna S.)
Susanna is an excellent teacher. I am just a beginner and learned a lot for my first lesson. Her teaching skills are excellent, since I my self am an retired teacher. Cant wait for my next lesson.
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