I am currently certified in the O'Connor Method, American School of String Playing. I studied at the Cincinnati Conservatory of Music under Won-Bin Yim, who at the time was also a teacher and violin faculty member of the Julliard School of Music.
My focus with children is not only to have them enjoy their instrument, but to have them listen and understand the notes for which they are playing and reading. Although I teach my students to read notes, I also emphasize creativity and improvisation. I take a fun, non-aggressive, and gradual approach towards violin teaching. Parents are also very involved as part of the learning process.
My students primarily use the O'Connor Method books, but I also include traditional methods and some Suzuki material. I also ask my students to participate in String Orchestra as part of an enjoyable, group-experience learning process.
For more information about the O'Connor Method, please visit: http://www.oconnormethod.com/About-Us.html
*VIOLIN COACHING ALSO OFFERED*
One of the greatest challenges parents face is understanding the instrument their child is learning and being a part of their daily practice routine. Learning how to practice is also usually not covered during private lessons.
If your child already has a private teacher, but you are looking for a way to enhance their practice routine, I can also serve as a coach in between lessons. I would not interfere with what is taught by their primary teacher, but would ensure your child is practicing correctly and offer guidance and encouragement towards their weekly lessons.
As part of my full disclosure, I teach music part time only. I create websites and applications as my full time job.
On Sundays, I teach Thai classical instruments to kids at the Thai Cultural and Fine Arts Institute, where I am also a board member.
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.