Your private lessons come with EssentialElementsInteractive (free). You will be able to submit assignments, questions, and practice log-free with your book. You must purchase the book's essential elements for strings. After you purchase your lessons an amazon wish list will be provided. I specialize in teaching strings; violin, viola, cello, upright bass. I teach ages four and up. If you can tie your shoes you can play the violin. I use the "Essential Elements for Strings", "G'DAE", and Suzuki curriculum. Every lesson begins with an evaluation. Your lessons might include how to hold your instrument and how to avoid injuries, tips on how to practice on your own, how to mark music, how to play scales, and bow technique. These are my top priorities. Lessons should be fun, and you should enjoy them more and more each time. That is why I teach not only classical music but current popular music. I like to hear the students' opinions and see their reactions when they play songs they can recognize. Technique and posture are taught, but it is in a fun safe environment. I also teach that it is okay to make a mistake. There is no judgment in my class, and if you need more time or more help, that is what you get. I have gotten students into youth orchestras, community orchestras, and college orchestras. Ask about audition prep!
Teaches all skill levels
Teaching since 2009
Associates of Fine Arts
Teaches ages 4+
Has background check
My daughter is very happy with her first lesson and is very excited to continue to learn how to play the viola
I was hesitant about starting lessons again after high school, and even more about taking online lessons, but I've had a great experience so far!
I recently wanted to get back into playing the violin. Michelle was super helpful with sharing the books I could buy and helping me catch up on the basics. We typically meet weekly, but anytime I need to reschedule due to conflicts, she is super flexible! I've really enjoyed my sessions with her and she is super fun to work with!