- Teaches students:
- Ages 1+ and special needs
- Teaching since:
- September 2009
I began violin playing jazz/folk music with my dad and performing at different venues with him. I was always attracted to the variety of scales and sounds eastern music had to offer. I love the sound of a gypsy violin, how it can create such a strong sorrowful sound or how it can dance and sing.I am a violinist, singer and composer local to the greater Philadelphia area. I grew up improvising with my father in various settings; coffee shops, street corners and renaissance faires. As I grew up I began to appreciate classical music and the variety our history offers us. With the vast variety of repertoire and technical studies for violin, I became a dedicated classical violinist. I graduated with a degree in music and studied at conservatoire in Paris. After I left France I was inspired by the accessibility of a lot of music in Paris, and the acoustic relaxed sound I so often heard. I began to study jazz and return to my creative roots in music. Now I perform in jazz clubs, classical concert halls, recording studios as well as write and arrange for different productions and performances.
*** Lesson Details ***
I love to teach. I have taught students from ages 8-42 and am open to teach anyone above 7 and above. We will start with the Suzuki method to get the basics of violin and will progress to play pieces of music varying to your tastes and level. If you want to play Irish fiddle, we can have you playing jigs and reels in just a few months. If your interested in jazz we can have you playing standards or if you want to a play classical we can work towards you being able to sight read and perform pieces within 6 months.
Of course if you already play we can pick up where you left off. I strongly believe no matter what interest you have in violin, it is important to study classically to get the proper technique. All styles I teach will be supplemented with classical etudes and exercises.
*** Travel Equipment ***
I expect the student to own a violin and be willing to purchase necessary equipment. (music, metronome, tuner, shoulder rest, etc... varies on student)
*** Specialties ***
improve my method
I came to take violin lessons with Alisa in a specific purpose:
improve my technique of violin and have fun in a play.
Today, Alisa help me in this regard. She gave me techniques and excercies for a basic adequate posture and then exercises to improve my technique. I'm really glad to have meet Alisa and I recommend her for all levels.