- Teaches students:
- Ages 5+
- Teaching since:
- September 2005
After graduating Magna Cum Laude with a Bachelor's Degree in Music Performance (Violin) from the artistically vibrant and widely recognized music program at Central Washington University, I traveled to the nationally recognized Herberger Institute for Design and the Arts at Arizona State University where I completed my Master's Degree in Music. I have been teaching both in-home and in a professional capacity since 2005. Having personally prepared many auditions, I have both experiential and technical advice to offer intermediate to advanced players. Music theory and its applications is another one of my passions and I am always excited to share this knowledge in all instrumental lessons, which include both violin and viola. All styles of playing are welcome! Beginners are usually started on the Suzuki program.+ Read More
Proud to participate in the local arts community and share the great orchestral works with listeners from around the Valley!
I taught here on Saturday mornings in the Scottsdale area and love meeting the new students from the area!
I worked over two summers here (2014 & 2015) at the Scottsdale location with kids ranging from Kindergarten to the college level on their reading skills. Both phonemic awareness and reading comprehension were essential keys to the program, for which I was trained in an intensive 80 hour program. Some clients presented special needs including learning disabilities like dyslexia, aspergers, autism etc.+ Read More
Worked with kids and adults of all levels and ages on developing playing ability and knowledge of musical theory.
The American String Teachers Association, founded more than 60 years ago, is a membership organization for string and orchestra teachers and players, helping them to develop and refine their careers. ASTA's members range from budding student teachers to artist-status performers. The organization provides a vast array of services, including instrument insurance, an award-winning scholarly journal, discounts on publications and resources, annual professional development opportunities, and access to collegial network of colleagues throughout the string profession.+ Read More
I took a series of lessons with Brian and was very pleased. He has both the patience/calm to deal well with young children and the intelligence/scope of knowledge to handle the inquisitive adult. He's polite, accountable, well-spoken and clearly cares about what he does. He's a focus-on-the-positive, technique-intensive teacher - he wants to see you learn, and learn right. I would definitely recommend....+ Read More
My first lesson was great. Brian is a great and patient instructor.
Very attentive to my needs. He is also encouraging.
My six year old son with no musical experience desperately wanted a violin for Christmas. Santa brought him one and we needed someone to teach him how to use it. We started taking lessons in January with Brian and he was extremely patient with a curious child who had many questions, not all about music and the violin. My son has progressed well and looks forward to his weekly lessons with Mr. Brian.+ Read More
Brian is an excellent teacher. He is patient and easygoing. I really enjoy having him as a teacher over the 5 lessons, and I am looking forward to see him again after summer. Brian did a great job in teaching me the fundamentals of violin.
Brian is an exception teacher for the beginning student! He is systematic and patient, which is exactly what new students need. Brian focused on helping my daughter learn the basics of violin, both in structure and in form.
I would highly recommend him to anyone interested in learning this beautiful instrument.
Brian is very patient and low key, which is appreciated for a newbie like me. He is always on time and is an excellent teacher no matter what level of experience you may have. I highly recommend him.
Brian is a wonderful teacher! This was my first string instrument and he has done a great job teaching me all the fundamentals. Everything I need to know down to how to hold the violin. He is very articulate while teaching and extremely encouraging when I do something wrong. I am still only beginning but I can already see his expertise. I am excited to advance further and learn everything he has to offer.+ Read More
Brian is doing an excellent job teaching violin to my 9-year-old son. He is a patient teacher and challenges my son to continue practicing and improving.
Brian was fantastic! My daughter struggled with difficult fingerings and he helped her nail it! He supported her confidence and she is now 1st chair in her orchestra!
Brian is a really good teacher. He is very good at helping to develop better playing techniques as a player. He is also good at helping to master pieces of music.
He's very good at explaining things and helping me get along. I've learned more with Brian than any other private lesson teacher. I'm even using some techniques that he taught me with my own student!