Monique Woodland

Monique W.

Miami Beach, FL

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About

Monique delivers an exceptional lesson experience and ranks in the top 15% of our teachers nationwide.
Teaches students:
and Ages 4+

Teaching since:
September 2000

I began playing violin at age 4 over 20 years ago and have been teaching since age 17. I studied at the Newark Community School of the Arts for 12 years and in the Greater Newark Youth Orchestra where I played at the New Jersey PAC and Historic Symphony Hall. I've taken master classes from John Smith (teacher to Regina Carter), and taught by global performer Aiko Goto and several teachers from Juliard including Hiroshima Shimura, I have performed at festivals and weddings and taught across the country in orchestras, quartets and music camps. Most of my teaching has been with private students age range has been from 3-67

*** Lesson Details ***
I specialize in beginner and intermediate instruction and music theory (how to hold, how to read music, how to play by ear). I teach using the Suzuki method as well as a creative process to write, read, and execute your own music. Solo pieces, holiday music, chamber quartet or orchestral arrangements etc. I have years of experience teaching adults because I believe it's never too late to learn and all people should have access to learn the arts. I teach out of my building's private room in miami beach and there is street parking after 5pm. I am the only searchable south beach violin teacher.

*** Studio Equipment ***
Music stand, chairs, additional seating for parents or rec room is next door for parent and other child(ren).

*** Travel Equipment ***
I can provide a music stand, I provide the instrument for the first two lessons, the student must have an instrument and metrinome after the second lesson.

*** Specialties ***
Suzuki, Creative Composition

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Experience

Violin Instructor
Sep 2011 - Present
Sobe Violin Teacher

private lessons
Sep 2001 - Jun 2011
violin lessons for all ages

Education

MS
Sep 2006 - May 2008
NYU
BA
Sep 2002 - Jun 2006
TCNJ

Languages

English
Fluent / Native Proficiency
Spanish
Limited Proficiency

Certifications

Master Class
Aug 2001
Stokes Forest Camp

Jazz Improv

Awards

Concert Mistress
Sep 2001
NJ Youth Symphony Orchestra

Affiliations

Golden Key International Honor Society
Jun 2002

Golden Key is the world's largest collegiate honor society. Membership into the Society is by invitation only and applies to the top 15% of college and university sophomores, juniors and seniors, as well as top-performing graduate students in all fields of study, based solely on their academic achievements. As an international honor society with more than 400 chapters at colleges and universities around the world, Golden Key is committed to a high standard of scholastic achievement, and an ethos of integrity, innovation, respect, collaboration and diversity

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Photos & Videos

I composed the background music and voiceover
Photo by Monique W.

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4 Reviews

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CHRISTINE Oct 17, 2016
Violin · In home

she was great

Gene May 13, 2016
Violin · In studio

Great at explaining in a way where a child or some of us more chronologically advanced students can understand. This makes it exciting to learn.

Sophie D. Mar 28, 2016
Violin · In home

My daughter likes Monique. She is nice , patient and knowledge

Melissa B. May 11, 2015
Violin · In studio

The lesson was good considering that I haven't picked up my violin in about 7 years and instructor was knowledgeable but parking was kind of difficult for a Saturday afternoon so hopefully weekdays will be better.

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