Elicia Reynolds

Elicia R.

24 Reviews
Aston, PA

About Elicia R.

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Elicia teaches: Ages 5 and up
Teaching since: November 2010
Last sign in: Yesterday

Overview

I began violin lessons at age five, and was requested by the youth conductor to join the Palm Beach Youth Symphony a year later. For eight consecutive years, I performed with many other youth orchestras and served as concert mistress several times. At the age of thirteen, I auditioned for and joined The Venice Symphony during the 2004-2005 season and was a part of their ensemble for seven consecutive seasons, including the position as assistant principal. In addition to the Venice Symphony, I have also performed with the Sarasota Pops for two seasons, The South Shore Symphony Orchestra as assistant concert mistress and as concert mistress, and Anna Maria Island Concert Chorus and Orchestra. Recently, I relocated to the South Philly and am now performing with the Delaware County Symphony in Aston, PA, and the Rose Tree Pops located in Media, PA. Over the years I have had performing experience with violin duets and trios with a classical guitarist on a number of occasions for weddings, Christmas shows, and restaurant events. Some of my performance venues include the 800 Bay Restaurant and Club, the Four Seasons, the Sugarhouse Casino, and the Pyramid Club.

In addition to my musical career, I am also heavily training in the sport of ice dancing. Currently, my brother and ice dance partner, Stephen, and I are competing in the top level with goals to compete nationally and internationally. Through my experience as a performer both in music and on the ice, I can give to each student not only the ability to create music through the violin, but also the mental ability to handle performing and competitive atmospheres.

*** Lesson Details ***
My lessons offer an extensive education in technique, musicality, music theory, and most importantly, effective practice methods that increase capability and skill rapidly. I tailor my lessons specifically according to the student's abilities and strengths, while incorporating a warm and inviting atmosphere.

Typically, I use the Suzuki and Strictly Strings books for beginner students, and I will then advance to etude studies such as Wolfarht and Sevick in addition to the Suzuki sequels for my intermediate students. Lastly, I will add Introducing the Positions, Mazas, Josephine Trott Double Stops, and solo concertos to my advanced students.

After a few months, my students acquire a well rounded knowledge and feel for the violin and classical music and appreciate the art and beauty music brings to life. They are always strongly impacted and inspired to pursue and achieve higher goals and activities.

*** Studio Equipment ***
I have a living room with a grand piano, two music stands, and seating for parents.

*** Travel Equipment ***
My violin, a music stand, extra music, fingerboard tape, a metronome, stickers, and a tuner. I will expect my student to have his own violin and bow, a case, a shoulder rest, and music, and music stand (can be portable).

*** Specialties ***
I specialize in classical violin, and I have worked with the Suzuki Method, but I am also very open to other methods and schools.

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Experience

Violinist Dec 2010 - Present
The Duo

My brother, Stephen, and I formed The R. Duo at the end of 2010, and we thoroughly enjoy adding a classical flare to weddings, private and corporate events, and restaurant ambiance through violin duets.

Violinist Sep 2010 - Feb 2011
Anna Maria Island Orchestra

I performed with them for a brief period of time before I relocated

Violinist Jan 2005 - Feb 2011
The Venice Symphony

I performed with The Venice Symphony as a second violinist for seven consecutive seasons. The last couple of seasons, I served as Assistant Principal Second Violin.

Languages Spoken

French Professional Proficiency
Spanish Limited Proficiency
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24 Reviews on Elicia R.

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Jenna W. Jul 19, 2015
Violin · Online
Verified Student
Greta first lesson. Great teacher!
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Jenna W. Jul 19, 2015
Violin · Online
Verified Student
Greta first lesson. Gest teacher!
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Paul C. Jun 22, 2015
Violin · Online
Verified Student
It was a very good experience. I am pleased to being learning new techniques which, I had not been using and adapting to a more precise method of learning.
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Jennifer H. Jun 22, 2015
Music Performance · Online
Verified Student
Only 2nd though- we had to reschedule last weeks and then I missed the rescheduled one.

We haven't talked about making it up- she's is awesome though! So good and patient with my 4.5 year old!
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Hannah M. Jun 10, 2015
Violin · Online
Verified Student
I'm 26, learning violin for the first time. I taught myself some of the basics and a handful of simple songs for a month, then started taking online lessons from Elicia for the past two months. I couldn't be happier that I did. Although online lessons have certain difficulties (which would be present no matter which teacher you have), my lessons have been very effective in improving my skills. Elicia is really kind and patient, and is also very good at catching and correcting my mistakes. I feel like I have gotten and will continue to get much better with her guidance, and I'm glad I'm able to learn from her. I'd definitely recommend her to others.
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Richard S. May 29, 2015
Violin · In studio
Verified Student
Elicia is terrific, very talented, and works great with my 8 yr old son
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Dallas R. May 29, 2015
Violin · Online
Verified Student
Great first lesson! Made it very fun and did not present the material in a way that was intimidating. She introduced information well and explained everything thoroughly. Very excited to continue.
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Stephanie G. Mar 17, 2015
Violin · Online
Verified Student
My nine year old daughter enjoys her lessons with Miss Reynolds. She said today, "The violin lesson is so fun." The Skype method through Take Lessons makes violin possible again-flexible, affordable and available. Miss Reynolds know how to guide us (example if the violin goes out of tune) and teach my daughter just at her level and keep her challenged just right. Perfect!
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Mona S. Feb 19, 2015
Violin · Online
Verified Student
I had my reservations of having my 9 yo daughter learn violin online, but the experience has been wonderful. Elicia is very knowledgeable, patient and encouraging. She is able to get across what is needed with ease. My daughter is excited to have her lessons and also practice daily.
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John D. Jan 31, 2015
Violin · Online
Verified Student
Elicia is very patient and helpful, especially when I'm struggling with a certain technique.