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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!
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I have been teaching violin for over twenty five years. I teach both traditional western methods and Suzuki style. I have a Doctorate in Music. I am very experienced teaching all ages and levels. I teach out of my home studio in Scottsdale. If you have ever dreamed of learning to play music, I can help you make that dream come true.
I teach from Beginning to Intermediate mostly, but may teach some Advanced students to help them with technique and some position work.
I am a string specialist. That means I teach and play violin, viola, cello, double bass, guitar, bass guitar, mandolin, ukulele and piano. I earned B.A. earned from the University of Northern Colorado, Greeley Colorado where I was a double major in classical guitar and double bass. In my senior year I was the recipient of the Annual Concerto Contest where I performed the "Concerto in A Major" on double bass with the University orchestra for the spring concert. I have played in both professional and semi-professional orchestras in Colorado and Arizona. I believe that any student will practice more if he or she likes the music they are playing. Periodically I will ask a student to give me a name of a piece of music that they would like to learn how to play. I notate it for them, often simplifying the rhythm and chords in Finale NotePad and give it to them free of charge. I teach students how to play music on their given instrument. Not just how to play the instrument but working on ...
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
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