Deby Kauffman

Deby K.

Cambridge, MA
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Violin

Levels Taught:
Beginner, Intermediate, Advanced
I've been teaching for more than 10 years, and playing for more than 20. While my strongest background is in classical music, with over 20 years experience and a competitive resume, I also have fairly extensive experience with jazz, bluegrass, folk tunes, and electric violin. I take my pride in my ability to structure repertoire and exercises according to each student's goals.

I've taught both group and individual lessons in the past, and founded and designed a program back in NJ for under-served communities without arts programs to learn violin from the ground up, with 50+ participants. My general approach is to maintain certain necessary basic technical standards and introductory milestones, while individualizing the repertoire and goals based on each student's interests, and their strengths and weaknesses.
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About

Deby delivers an exceptional lesson experience and ranks in the top 15% of our teachers nationwide.
Teaches students:
Ages 3+ and special needs

Teaching since:
2006

About Me: I teach violin and viola. I recently returned for my Master's in Music at BU in viola. I received my undergraduate degree from Princeton, with a Certificate in Music Performance while studying both violin and viola at Manhattan School of Music Pre-college(based in NY). I've been playing for more than 20 years. My main love and focus is classical music, but I've also played jazz, bluegrass, folk, rock, Broadway, and electric violin.

I have a long history of teaching violin and viola, starting with my youngest siblings as guinea pigs! I strive to make learning and practicing exciting and accessible, and will adjust lessons, goals, and repertoire to fit each student, both in terms of their interests and how they learn best.

I have experience teaching children and adults of all ages, ranging from 3 up to seniors, as well as special needs children. I love teaching, and I love seeing my students advance from week to week.

Please feel free to message me with any questions about designing a program to fit your goals, or with any questions about my teaching methods. I primarily use the Galamian method for violin students, and Karen Tuttle's methods for viola students, but modify and adapt as needed based on what fits each student best, and what they are learning.

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