Gabrielle Armenier

Gabrielle A.

Spring Valley, NY

About Gabrielle A.

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Gabrielle teaches: Ages 5 and up
Special needs
Teaching since: September 2008
Last sign in: Yesterday

Overview

A violinist is a musical knight: the round shield which once protected the heart has become a sound-resonating violin, the linear sword a bow, yet the fundamental gestures are the same. The active right directs according to linear rules, the left spirals inwards.

Dear Student,

My name is Gabrielle A. I am French, in my mid-twenties, and hold a MA in education. Simple, to the point, confident, smiling and fun, I engage quickly and well with those around me.

While teaching a standard violin apprenticeship curriculum, I approach the instrument from the perspective of movement: what qualitative gesture is at play behind a particular stroke or fingering?

Imagine playing violin according to lines of force, directions and qualities of movement between the right and the left! Musical sound, and its higher sibling tone, are born from the qualitative interplay between right and left meeting in the human chest.
By inwardly experiencing the instrument as a threefold instrument (violin, bow and violinist) we can step away from the view that the violin is 'somewhere out there', a foreign object to be more or less painfully mastered.

I believe that as instrumentalists we ourselves are a part of the tone we produce.
I will therefore look with you at the kinesiology behind a correct posture and encourage you to experience the playing process as a circle between the violin, the bow and the violinist.

I hope to hear from you, meet you, and work with you!

Yours sincerely,
Gabrielle

Photos and Videos

'The Musical Knight' Part Two - Downbows and Upbows

Experience

French and German Language Instructor

Apr 2015 - Present
San Jose Learning Center, San Jose, Silicon Valley

Violin Instructor

Sep 2010 - Jan 2013
A# Melodies, New York

Education

MA Eurythmy and Education

Sep 2013 - Aug 2014
Freie Hochschule Stuttagrt

BA Eurythmy and Education

Sep 2012 - Jul 2013
Oslo Eurythmie Hoyskole

Languages Spoken

English

Fluent / Native Proficiency

French

Fluent / Native Proficiency

German

Professional Proficiency

Certifications

Eurythmy

May 2012
Eurythmy Sring Valley, NY

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6 Reviews on Gabrielle A.

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Sally W. Jan 8, 2016
Violin · In home
Verified Student
Gabrielle was WONDERFUL!! She was truly the best teacher my son has ever had. She’s warm, lovely, encouraging. Everything you would want in a teacher. We’re very sorry to see her go, as she is moving. It will be very hard to replace her.
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Amy H. Jan 5, 2016
Violin · In home
Verified Student
Gabrielle is very gentle and really good with high energy children. She is also very encouraging. Recommend!
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Vishakha S. Nov 2, 2015
Violin · In home
Verified Student
This is our first experience with a violin teacher. My daughter has so far loved the classes. Gabrielle is playful with the child and very energetic. She is very careful and detailed in her approach which is very important when working with a child who is beginning to learn. She keeps the child engaged through out the class, with games, little dance steps, striking conversation with the child etc. She has interesting ideas and techniques to teach this difficult instrument to a five year old. So far we are very happy with Gabrielle.
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Cindy W. Oct 7, 2015
Violin · In home
Verified Student
Great violin teacher! My daughter like the class so much!
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Hugo W. May 24, 2015
Violin · In home
Verified Student
Gabrielle is wonderful! She is an excellent teacher and our son is really enjoying his lessons with her. Thanks Gabrielle!
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Arya M. May 11, 2015
Violin · In home
Verified Student
The class went very well.
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