- Teaches students:
- Ages 6 to 80 and special needs
- Teaching since:
- September 2003
My name is Cheng-Yin (Janine). I am a native of Taiwan, who earned an undergraduate degree in violin performance in Taiwan, further completed a Master's Degree at Peabody Institute, and a Doctorate Degree at Louisiana State University. My minors are piano and conducting. I loved playing chamber and orchestral music, including playing for LSU faculty chamber recitals and serving as the assistant concertmaster of the Baton Rouge Symphony Orchestra.
Along the way I also enjoyed many inspiring and edifying experiences as a teacher in addition to being a musician, including giving private lessons (children aged 7-16), providing instructions to undergraduate college students, as well as in group class settings for children's orchestra (grades 2-5). I have a vision to guide students to enjoy playing music, to discover their inner potential and help them develop their musical talents.
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Cheng-Yin (Janine) L.
Gives private lessons to students ages 6-17 (violin) and 6-10 (piano)
Gave group classes for 1st through 3rd and 6th through 8th grade violin and viola group classes.
• Taught group violin classes to public school students,
ages 7-11 (class size 6-12)
• Assisted in preparation of final orchestral concert
• Designed and implemented repertoire for teaching,
customized by grade level
Led the first violin with the associate concertmaster occasionally.
Teaching Assistant, LSU, 2011-2012
• Gave private lessons and led technique class for
undergraduate violin students
• Assisted with administrative duties related to studio of
professor Espen Lilleslatten
String Quintet Teaching Assistant in Choral Conducting, LSU, 2009-2012
• Played in a rehearsal orchestra to assist with a choral
• Assisted in giving instructions and comments to
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Janine is excellent with teaching. Very precise, she is very keen on the tone, intonation and rhythm with the playing always trying to get the best out of the student. She progresses with the lessons really fast. She teaches music theory details along the way. She is also an excellent player, her recordings of the lessons are excellent, helping the student in listening to the music. She is kind, positive and very encouraging. I am lucky to have her as my teacher.+ Read More
Excellent teacher. Encouraging, enthusiastic, committed, precise, pleasant and sincere with the teaching methods. At every step, she wants to make sure that one learns the technique in the right way.