I have been teaching since I was 17 years old, so this has become a passion very dear to me. I manage to engage and motivate my students in each lesson, by providing them with the guidance they need, and making it enjoyable and fun rather than tedious . Learning so much from great teachers have changed my life and approach to music, so I feel honored I can now do the same with my own students, encouraging them to improve and develop new skills that will take them to the next level in the process of learning.
*** Lesson Details ***
I like to use the Suzuki method for beginners, combined with Essential Elements. Etude and Scale books are also helpful. All these can build a solid technique that will allow students to express themselves and communicate through music. As I go along with a student, I use a variety of materials that will suit each individual the best, since not everyone learns in the same way. Besides Classical music, I teach other genres such as country, jazz and latin music.
*** Studio Equipment ***
Music stand, Chairs, Piano.
*** Travel Equipment ***
I provide a metronome, tuner and music, I expect students to have a music stand.
*** Specialties ***
I mostly teach classical violin and viola, but I have taught fiddle before, jazz, pop, country and Latin music styles. I know of methods that will help students explore different genres of music.
Verified Student · Violin · In studio
I have seen her perform and she is very talented.
I definitely recommend her as a teacher.
· Violin ·
I am an older adult who is taking violin lessons for fun. Silvia was a remarkable teacher. First of all her ability to detect when I was a teeny bit out of tune was freaky! She has an amazing ear. She has a toolbox of techniques to help learn a new piece. And did I mention her patience? I am sad that we are no longer in the same region so that I can continue to take lessons from her.
I did go to several performances of hers and master classes she participated in and am in awe of her talent.
I believe she would be an excellent teacher for just about anyone wanting to learn to play strings and I recommend her whole heartedly.
· Violin ·
I studied with Silvia Suarez over the summer of 2013 for 7 weeks, and I improved so much because of how helpful she was! She always knew how to take my playing to a higher level than before. Wether it was a better bowing/fingering, or my phrasing, her suggestions were always so helpful. I'm very glad I got the chance to study with her over the summer; I wouldn't be the same player without her help. I highly suggest taking from her, you will not regret it!