Stephanie Quinn

Stephanie Q.

Asheville, NC

About Stephanie Q.

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Stephanie teaches: Ages 5 and up
Special needs
Teaching since: July 1980
Last sign in: 2 days ago

Overview

I am a career musician, and conservatory trained violin and piano instructor with over 25 years teaching experience, and a resume spanning many pages. I am a competition judge, member of National Music Teachers Association, and Suzuki Association of the Americas. I have proven results, as documented on my students YouTube channel. With my instruction, you will learn quickly and most importantly, correctly, saving you time and resources as you reach your musical goals. Fact: One of the only activities that activates, stimulates, and uses the entire brain is music, so let's get started!

Some people have difficulty reaching a teachers' studio. For this reason, I have perfected my ability to teach via Skype or FaceTime. It is an advantage for my students to be instructed by a quality teacher. One of the advantages for me is that I can see what is going on bigger than in real life. It's worth a try, isn't it?

*** Lesson Details ***
All the students on my Student YouTube channel who have studied under three years, are practicing 2 hours a week, and you will have a similar result. That's 20 minutes a day, 6 days a week. Students under 5 practice about 10-15 minutes a day.

Please have an assignment book that lies flat, and keep it next to your music books as you practice between lessons. My instructions are very detailed to insure your best progress.

You will benefit most by booking your lessons in advance by the semester, or at least by the month. Frequent cancellations will result in dismissal, as I wish only to teach committed, sincere and serious students...don't worry, my lessons are fun, and you will enjoy my sense of humor!

*** Studio Equipment ***
For on-line lessons, you will need a quiet place, and please test your sound and video prior to beginning of lesson. For students under 13 or so, do have a parent or caregiver taking notes while we work together.

*** Specialties ***
I have much experience with various learning styles, and in fact, am featured in a documentary made of one of my autistic students.

Photos and Videos

640 square feet Teaching space. Monthly Soirees/ master classes, recitals with room for an audience of 40. North Asheville, NC

Experience

Violin and piano teacher, and chamber music coach

May 2014 - Present
Music Academy

Private instructor of piano, violin, and viola

Sep 1988 - Present
Self Employeed

What I bring to my teaching is EXPERIENCE. Years of it! You name it, I've done it. Even teaching a blind man to play piano! When a student needs to make music, I find ways to make it happen. I love to help others create beauty, improve their intellect, and empower themselves in learning the language of MUSIC!

Orchestra teacher

Sep 2010 - Jun 2012
Chicago Waldorf School

I was teaching violin to large classrooms, both the 3rd and 4th grade. Additionally I assisted in the orchestra of the 4th grade level.

Education

Private instruction with Gerardo Ribeiro

Mar 1997 - Jul 2000
Northwestern University

Private instruction with Felix Galimir

Sep 1979 - Jun 1981
Juilliard School of Music

Double Major, Violin and Piano

Aug 1976 - Jun 1980
Eastman School of music

BA

Aug 1976 - Jun 1978
Eastman School of Music

Piano Performance

Sep 1969 - Jun 1976
American Conservatory of Music

Languages Spoken

English

Fluent / Native Proficiency

Certifications

Suzuki teacher of violin and piano

Jun 2013
Suzuki Association of Americas

Awards

Merit Scholarship winner

Sep 1976
Eastman School of Music

Affiliations

Music Teachers National Association

Jan 2011
MTNA

The MTNA was founded in 1876 with the goal of advancing the value of music study and music-making to society while supporting the careers and professionalism of teachers of music. With nearly 22,000 members in 50 states—and more than 500 local affiliates—the MTNA is the preeminent source for music teacher support, where members embody like-minded values and commitment to their students, colleagues and society as a whole, while reaping the rewards of collaboration, continuity and connection throughout the lifetime of their careers.

Suzuki Association of the Americas, Inc.

Feb 2010

The Suzuki Association of the Americas, Inc. is the not-for-profit organization officially licensed to support, guide, and promote Suzuki education in North, Central, and South America. The SAA was founded in 1972 and currently has about 8,000 members.

Mu Phi Epsilon

Sep 1976

Mu Phi Epsilon (ΜΦΕ) is a co-ed international professional music fraternity. Today, Mu Phi Epsilon has chapters both nationally and internationally. The fraternity supports achievement in music through the awarding of grants and scholarships, as well as music competitions, concerts, and summer music programs. Much of this work has been supported by the Mu Phi Epsilon Foundation, an organization that has been in existence since 1963, as well as fundraising and donations.

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13 Reviews on Stephanie Q.

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Barbara Jul 20, 2016
Viola · Online
My son really enjoyed the lesson and he start to practice daily.
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Nancy Lease Jun 15, 2016
Organ · Online
Verified Student
I really enjoy my lessons with Stephanie. She is well organized and very patient. I find my lessons very enjoyable and look forward to accomplishing the tasks she sets for me.

Nancy
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Annika Jan 15, 2016
Violin · Online
Verified Student
The first lesson was a little stressful for my daughter but Stephanie made her feel comfortable and not overwhelmed.
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Stefnie B. Jan 8, 2016
Violin · Online
Verified Student
Stephanie was an INSTANT "hit" with our Granddaughter. She had a great time for her 1st lesson, and can't wait to practice this week, and grow in skills.
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Brittney G. Dec 7, 2015
Singing · In studio
Verified Student
Worked on breathing techniques, and helping with sounds this session. Very professional
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Addie Hosier Nov 6, 2015
Singing · Online
Verified Student
What a fun experience. She made me feel good about my singing ability and gave me some really useful exercises to help me improve.
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Jordan T. Oct 21, 2015
Singing · In studio
Verified Student
She was great. Taught me the fundamentals & told me what to work on, looking forward to knowing the fundamentals of singing with Stephanie
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Chrys B. Oct 12, 2015
Singing · Online
Verified Student
I've been told my entire life that I cannot sing. I'm the one who could clear out the room on karoake night.

Recently I decided to learn just one song (one a bet with my son) and the helpful folks at TakeLessons directed me to Stephanie.

Have just had my first voice lesson - learned so much, had fun and came away feeling as though, "I can do this." With Stephanie's training, knowledge and insightful teaching backing me, I have new hope.

Stephanie tuned into me, my needs and goals, she really got it! Nothing cookie-cutter about this lady; I feel the lesson was worth every dime. Now - off to practice...
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Gosia J. Apr 13, 2015
ESL · Online
Verified Student
I've chosen Staphanie as my teacher, because I needed someone who will really quickly help me make my English accent better. I took the fact that she is also a musician as a big advantage as I assumed she'll be able to hear all the false accentuation I make. In fact, if you want to work on your English skills, it's the best combination of skills.
It was really clever decision. Stephanie is able to explain things clearly and fast. Step by step, syllable by syllable, trains student how to speak properly. If you're ready to do your homework and want to see progress fast, Stephanie is perfect person to work with. And she is very kind, too!
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Pat F. Feb 3, 2015
Piano · Online
Verified Student
She is amazing, she was able to hear pitch over the internet connection and is wonderful in working with our son. I would highly recommend her.
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