- Teaches students:
- Ages 5+ and special needs
- Teaching since:
I am a professional violinist and teacher with 20 years of playing, and almost 10 years of teaching experience. This July, I received my Master's degree in violin performance from the Royal College of Music, the #1 music conservatory in Europe and the UK.
I teach violin because it is my passion, because I love music, and because of the joy, confidence, and positive motivation my students experience over the course of their lessons. Every student is unique, and my approach tailors to the needs, questions, and interests of my students. Together, we develop strong technique, healthy posture and hand positions, a great understanding of music theory, quick note-reading and sight-reading skills, and a variety of tools to play beautifully and expressively.
In addition to my education, my teaching draws on extensive experience in orchestras, chamber groups, and as a soloist, across many U.S. states and abroad. I was assistant concertmaster of the Young Musicians Symphony Orchestra in London, won state and national competitions in chamber music, and performed for live broadcast on Chicago's classical radio 98.7 WFMT as well as National Public Radio's program, "From the Top."
Visiting violin teacher at a secondary school in Barnet, London.
I volunteered free violin instruction and assistance in orchestra at an El Sistema program. It was run through the University of Michigan in Ann Arbor, MI, for children from underserved areas of the community.
My talented daughter has had a number of teachers, but Aviva was her favorite! We were sorry she had to move away. She has great warmth and patience, particularly important with younger students.
Aviva's lessons were fun and motivating for my son who started learning violin with her. She gave him the taste for music and violin. She interacts with children beautifully, motivates them and makes it really enjoyable for them!
We are sad she left London. Would highly recommand her!