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Phoenix, Arizona is known for its beautiful sunsets and star-filled skies - but it’s also a center of musical innovation for many musicians and artists. Phoenix is home to the Phoenix Symphony Orchestra, and artists such as Stevie Nicks and Jordin Sparks call Phoenix home. Its heavy influence on musicians makes it one of the best cities to learn how to play all types of instruments. Those who love to play the violin, for example, can find a good selection of teachers to work with, and TakeLessons can help you find those local instructors.
The violin is one of those most versatile instruments, allowing players to incorporate the music into jazz, classical, pop and many other genres. Learning the violin will take a lot of dedication and hard work, but with the undivided attention of a violin teacher, you can reach your goals that much faster.
Our Phoenix violin lessons are taught by certified and safe teachers, all of whom complete a yearly background check and extensive interviews. This process ensures that your private lessons will be exceptional, and you’ll feel confident in your decision to book with TakeLessons. Moreover, our 100% Money Back Guarantee allows you to take your first lesson risk-free!
With customized lessons and a roster full of quality teachers, you won’t regret signing up for violin lessons in Phoenix with TakeLessons. Get started today - book online, or call us to speak with a friendly student counselor!
I have been an orchestra director for a school district for 7 years and teach beginning through advanced violin; specialize in theory, various genres including classical, jazz.
My philosophy is to be strict with the technical aspects, but light, friendly and fun with the student. If I see that a student is not grasping a concept, I try different approaches until we have success. I give rewards to the younger students with praise and praise to the older students.
My training in violin and viola comes from distinguished performers in the classical music community. I have studied with Nicholas Cords (of Brooklyn Rider), Lawrence Dutton (of the Emerson String Quartet), Karen Ritscher, Brett Deubner, and Nancy Buck. My teachers have been taught by some of the most eminent string pedagogues of their generation, including Dorothy Delay, Karen Tuttle, Lilian Fuchs, Harvey Shapiro, and Heidi Castleman. This broad survey of teaching styles and philosophies gives me a great breadth of knowledge which I apply to all of my students.
Whether it be beginners, who are just learning the basics of sound production and proper posture, or advanced students, who are preparing for solo competitions or orchestral and chamber performances, my students will feel empowered and strengthened by their studies with me.
I hold the same approach for all my students at any level. All my violin students will:
-be empowered by their violin technique, through diligent
Students in this area will receive extensive instruction on musicality, the fundamentals of reading/interpreting musical notation/symbols, comfortable and physically healthy approaches to holding the instrument and practicing effective posture, as well as performance techniques. Most beginners will start from the Suzuki series. Lessons are custom tailored and planned according to the individual student and his/her individual needs. What do you want to learn, and what do you hope to gain from our time together? These questions are among my top priorities when starting with a new client. All levels (including advanced) are included in this category (see lessons for Audition Preparation as well).
I have been playing the violin for 14 years and teaching for 7 years. My curriculum includes a heavy emphasis on sound quality and correct, relaxed technique, followed by musicality and a well rounded music education. My goal is for students to be well versed not only in how to play violin, but also be knowledgeable in music history and theory. I believe that students should enjoy their music lessons while utilizing their individual learning style. I am strict, but also fun!
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