- Levels Taught:
- Beginner, Intermediate, Advanced
• 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!
- Teaches students:
- Ages 6 to 80 and special needs
- Teaching since:
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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