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Michelle T.

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Michelle T.

Teaches Online
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Great With Kids and Adults. Learn To Play Violin And Fiddle Stress-Free

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Summer SALE! $35 a lesson before 4 pm est and $30 a lesson if you take 3 a week. ($40 after 4 pm Eastern). I also offer group practice 3 times a week for $45. Look under my subjects and click accompaniment.
About Michelle T.

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

Age: 4+

Speaks English

Has background check

Instructor details
Subject: Violin
Upright Bass
Teaches 6 subjects. Different subjects may have different prices.
Teaches Online
Teaches Online

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Teacher's studio

She know’s the violin, but better yet, she knows how to teach. I highly recommend her.

Posted May 14, 2023
Teacher's studio

Michelle is great in keeping my kids engaged and moving them forward with their violin education. She knows good resources and is very encouraging.

Posted Apr 28, 2023
Teacher's studio

Michelle is one of the best out there. She has practical experience, dedication, and patience to make a fun and friendly learning experience. She is one of the funnest and talented teachers I've worked with. I recommend her for all ages and instruments she teachers.

Posted Mar 7, 2023
Online Teacher
Jan 2018 - Present
Take Lessons
Teaching online lessons for 5 years now and private lessons for 14. There was a learning curve for teaching online. I learned I needed a lot more props and to be very animated. I love teaching online. This allows me to enjoy my mornings teaching as well as juggling being a mom and spending time with my family. Without an online platform, it would be very difficult for me to continue teaching as studios are not open in the mornings. I also teach evenings but prefer to keep my weekends free.
private and group lessons instructor
Oct 2009 - Jul 2013
Music and Art, Gwinnett School of Music, 1st United Methodist Church (Fine Arts Academy), Destiny Christian Academy, Jackson's Music, Music Matters (After School Program)
I started teaching violin, viola, cello, and double bass in 2009. I taught in many music schools in Georgia including; Gwinnett School of Music, Music, and Arts, Jackson’s Music, and the Fine Arts Academy at Douglasville 1st United Methodist Church. During this time I also taught 4 elementary after school programs with Music Matters After School along with a community orchestra with Douglasville 1st United Methodist Church on the weekend for children and adults. I also taught general music at Destiny Christian Academy where I also taught art to preschool and elementary kids. Also, I helped with 2 summer camps, music camp - where I taught the violin class and arts camp, for the Fine Arts Academy with Douglasville 1st United Methodist Church.
Associates of Fine Arts
Mar 2009 - May 2011
Georgia Highlands
Native Proficiency
Head Start
Aug 2010
Head Start is a certification I received while working with a private school for teaching young children. It was a great certification to help teach and recognize many aspects of child development.
Suzuki Association of the Americas
Mar 2021
The Suzuki Association of the Americas (SAA) is a coalition of teachers, parents, educators, and others who are interested in making music education available to all children. The SAA provides programs and services to members throughout North and South America.
American String Teachers Association
Aug 2020
The American String Teachers Association, founded more than 60 years ago, is a membership organization for string and orchestra teachers and players, helping them to develop and refine their careers. ASTA's members range from budding student teachers to artist-status performers. The organization provides a vast array of services, including instrument insurance, an award-winning scholarly journal, discounts on publications and resources, annual professional development opportunities, and access to collegial network of colleagues throughout the string profession.

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