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Rachel G.
Houston, Texas
Students can expect productive lessons with guidance in music selection and written instructions on what to practice sent home each week.
About Rachel G.

I have been playing the violin for 18 years and have taught lessons on and off for the last 13 years. I have a minor in music from BRigham Young University and have participated in several orchestra groups over the past several years. Right now, I play Violin II in the Houston Sinfonietta. I love to play the violin and I love teaching children and adolescents how to play this wonderful instrument. *** Lesson Details *** I teach 30-minute, 45-minute, and 1-hour lessons. (For students younger than 8 years of age, 30-minute or 45-minute lessons are recommended.) Each of my lessons is taught one-on-one in my home. I teach a combination of the Suzuki Method and a traditional style. The Suzuki Method creates a strong technical foundation to build upon while also training the ear to work independently of note reading. I combine this method with a more traditional approach as I teach students to read music and sight-read. What to expect in a lesson: Beginners: - Learning to correctly hold the violin and bow with proper position - Learning the names of notes and placement of fingers - Note and rhythm training/reading; key and time signature training - Ear training - Beginning level Suzuki and traditional pieces Intermediate: - Ensuring that proper positioning and posture is upheld - Scale and rhythm training; key and time signature training - Ear training - Intermediate level Suzuki and traditional pieces - Learning shifting exercises and vibrato Advanced: - Scale and rhythm training exercises/etudes - Ear training - Advanced level Suzuki pieces and/or traditional and other classical pieces For the first lesson: Beginners: Please bring your violin (appropriate for your size), bow, shoulder rest, and Suzuki volume 1. Intermediate-Advanced: Please bring your violin, bow, shoulder rest, and your most recently performed/polished piece. Parental involvement in younger students' lessons and at-home practicing is HIGHLY encouraged!

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Teaches all skill levels

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Teaching since 2009

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Interdisciplinary Humanities

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Violin
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30 minutes
$28
45 minutes
$35
60 minutes
$43
New Student Special
First 3 lessons
$30
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Teacher's Studio

Rachel is patient, kind and has a gentle way in her approach to teaching violin. My 12yr old daughter is in her second year taking orchestra in middle school and she finds her time with Rachel to be extremely beneficial and productive.

Posted Sep 26, 2017
Teacher's Studio

Very impressed with first lesson for my daughter. Rachel is patient, a good listener and an obviously highly talented, skilled musician who can also teach. My daughter came home energized, ready to practice and looking forward to future lessons.

Posted May 13, 2017
Teacher's Studio

Was wonderful. Rachel was very understanding and knowledgeable. She had a lot of patience. My daughter loves her and cannot wait for her next lesson.

Posted Jan 7, 2017
Interdisciplinary Humanities
Aug 2011 - Apr 2015
Brigham Young University
Spanish
Limited Proficiency

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Instructor details
Violin
Teacher's Studio
Teacher's Studio
SEE MAP
Castlestone Drive
Work hours
M
T
W
T
F
S
S
Times are shown in your local timezone (UTC-08:00) Pacific Time (US & Canada)
Pricing
30 minutes
$28
45 minutes
$35
60 minutes
$43
New Student Special
First 3 lessons
$30
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