Kaushik Shankar

Kaushik S.

Washington, DC

About Kaushik S.

Kaushik teaches: Ages 5 and up
Teaching since: December 2009
Last sign in: More than two months


I have taught music for several years; I taught through college and graduate school. Upon graduating, I started my full time job, but have managed to teach on the side with no problems. I've played violin for 16 years and piano for 19 years. I currently play in the violin section of the Capital City Symphony Orchestra, a local orchestra based in Washington, DC.

Though I do not have a college degree in music, I have managed to maintain a roster of 10+ students. I view teaching music as highly important, and am committed to training the next generation of talented musicians.

*** Lesson Details ***
Students can expect a relaxed but challenging environment. I am highly encouraging, as I would not want to disillusion anybody from learning an instrument.

For violin I use a combination of methods based on the needs of the student. Suzuki is one method, combined with exercise books for positions/double stops. I also will emphasize duets, and then move towards concertos and sonatas.

For piano, I use Alfred's Piano Library; I have found that this route is a good blend of theory and ear training.

After 6 months, a student can expect to have learned several pieces, and hopefully be able to perform these at a recital.

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