Isabelle Shen
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Isabelle Shen

Isabelle S.

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Levels taught:
Beginner, Intermediate, Advanced
My passion is to customize lessons that fit you! Whether you want to advance to the next level of playing, to join an orchestra, or simply want to play the songs you like, I will design a lesson plan that suits to you.

Music belongs to everyone. Enjoying music is human right!

About Isabelle S.

Having lived in three continents and encountered people of various background, to detect the uniqueness of each student and customize a lesson for him/her, has become a project I enjoy.
While creating exercises to solve technical problems, I would like you to enjoy playing music at the same time. Music is human rights!

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Melissa Johnson
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After taking lessons with Isabelle, my son feels more comfortable with violin. She is delightful and kind, yet meticulous in her teaching. With her guidance, Justin finds his orchestra sessions much more enjoyable. I highly recommend her.

Posted Jan 17, 2021
Sonia
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After several weeks of lessons, my son, who is a beginner, has learned so much and can actually play melodies. Isabelle has been excellent at guiding him through proper technique and establishing a good foundation. I also appreciate her positive attitude which encourages my son want to practice and improve.

Posted Jan 16, 2021
Austin Kim
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Isabelle quickly diagnosed my problem areas.  She knew exactly which exercises would solve which problems.  Very clear and focused teacher.

Posted Jan 13, 2021
Charlize Lin
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I am a senior citizen, who began violin lessons 5 years ago with Adult Program in Conservatory. Due to Covid-19 situation, I have been having online lessons with Isabelle since. I really appreciate her method of teaching violin. She has knowledge of body dynamics and has been able to help me understand my body in space. With practice and adjustments, I am noticing a difference.

Posted Jan 11, 2021
Heather Williamson
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Isabelle was our violin teacher for our two children, ages 8 and 14. We found her to be an extremely talented, knowledgeable, and patient teacher. She is an experienced teacher and focuses on proper form while making the lessons enjoyable. Isabelle tailors the lessons according to the needs and age of the student. We have nothing but high praise for her and would not hesitate to recommend her as a violin teacher for you or your children!

Posted Dec 24, 2020
Vincent Hartmann
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Playing in a local orchestra for amateur is my hobby. Most of the repertoire we play in my orchestra are quite challenging. I need help to tackle the technical passages, therefore, my former teacher recommends me to come to Isabelle.

Isabelle is a result-oriented teacher, which is perfect for me. Understanding that I only have a certain amount of time left for violin after work, she always finds a way to solve my problems. She shows me how to practice efficiently, so I am able to play the difficult stuffs. After a couple of lessons, I enjoy playing violin more and more. Instead of worrying about not being able to catch up with other players in the violin section, I now also can play! I start to enjoy because I can. I can thus I enjoy more. It's a virtuous cycle! Thanks to Isabelle!

Posted Dec 21, 2020
Vita
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I had opportunity to take a few lessons with Ms. Shen and attended her workshops on orchestra audition preparation.  At the time I lacked self-confidence and encouragement. Soon after couple of lessons, I started believing in myself, and my playing became solid through the knowledge I learned from her lessons.  She showed me how to advance my violin playing step by step, and how to present myself under the pressure. She is an awesome violinist and a dedicated teacher, who supports and helps.

Posted Dec 19, 2020
Max
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Ms. S is an energetic teacher who's willing to pass on her talent unreservedly. She emphasizes on details and musical phrases. With her help, not only my violin technique was greatly improved, my confidence in playing was also increased. As a college student majors in violin, I've been learning violin for many years with many different professional teachers, and she was the most inspiring teacher I've met. To describe my lessons with her: she is like both a teacher and a friend, who’d listen to your needs and your playing attentively. Every lesson was full of laughter yet beneficial. If you want to refine your technique, and bring your music to the next level, she is the one!

Posted Dec 15, 2020
Isabelle S.
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Ms. Shen is a helpful, knowledgeable, and attentive instructor. Through my time studying with her, she has given me insightful practicing habits and tips on how to play with more confidence. Violin is a difficult instrument to learn and master, but Ms. Shen has been able to make the learning experience enjoyable.

Posted Dec 15, 2020

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Experience

1. Concertmaster
Sep 2019 - Present

Regensburg Philharmoniker

2. Assistant Concertmaster
Nov 2018 - Jul 2019

Neubrandenburg Philharmonic

Assistant Principle 2. Violin
Oct 2016 - Jun 2017

Nuremberg State Orchestra

Education

Master of Music
Sep 2004 - Aug 2005

Indiana University Jacobs School of music

Bachelor of Music
Sep 2000 - Aug 2004

Indiana University Jacobs School of Music

Languages

Chinese

Fluent / Native Proficiency

English

Fluent / Native Proficiency

German

Professional Proficiency

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