Merav Singer

Merav S.

El Sobrante, CA
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Lesson Details

Violin

Levels Taught:
Beginner, Intermediate, Advanced
Have you been wanting to try the violin, but are afraid you don't have good pitch or rhythm? Let me help you sound good and feel good!

Learn to...
• Hold the violin comfortably
• Develop good pitch and rhythm
• Read notes and understand music theory
• Make the most out of practice time
• Feel good while playing

Whatever your musical abilities and knowledge, we can work together to get you where you want to be.

I have an M.M. in violin from Cincinnati Conservatory, and a PhD in ethnomusicology from UC Berkeley. I have performed in symphonies, Early Music ensembles, chamber music groups, and international folk dance bands, and I especially enjoy strolling violin. But my true passion is helping students like you have a rich and rewarding experience learning violin.

I look forward to hearing from you!
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About

Merav delivers an exceptional lesson experience and ranks in the top 15% of our teachers nationwide.
Teaches students:
Ages 6 to 80 and special needs

Teaching since:
1993

I grew up in Israel listening to my parents' bluegrass band, and I enjoy playing everything from Old Time fiddle to klezmer. My training is classical, with an M.M. in violin from Cincinnati Conservatory. I believe that solid technique can give you a foundation for learning any kind of music. Although I have a particular course I recommend for beginners, I'm happy to help you learn whatever music inspires you.

I've always liked learning about music too, and I integrate music theory and history into lessons. Understanding the harmonic structure of a piece can help you learn it more easily, and knowing about the composer and the style can give you insight into how it might be performed. Together they create a richer learning experience.

My PhD in ethnomusicology from UC Berkeley allowed me to think about music in a social context, and I'm especially interested in violin music around the world. I still teach musicianship at UC Berkeley and can help you with sight-singing if you like.

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Education

PhD
Aug 2010 - Dec 2015
University of California, Berkeley
M.A.
Aug 2008 - May 2010
University of California, Berkeley
M.M.
Aug 1996 - Jun 1998
University of Cincinnati College-Conservatory of Music
M.M.
Aug 1994 - Jun 1996
University of Missouri-Kansas City Conservatory
B.A.
Sep 1989 - May 1993
Smith College

Languages

English
Fluent / Native Proficiency
Hebrew
Fluent / Native Proficiency

Affiliations

American Federation of Musicians
Sep 1998

A labor union representing professional musicians in the United States and Canada. Founding in 1896 as the successor to the "National League of Musicians," the AFM is the largest organization in the world representing the interests of professional musicians.

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