- Teaches students:
- Ages 5 to 65
- Teaching since:
- January 2007
I am a professional violinist. I have a Bachelors Degree in Music with a violin specialization and Musical Pedagogy.
Violin students can expect to improve week to week in their skills and technique. It is important to be consistent with violin classes; I teach students to release built up tension and apply foundational techniques in order to unlock their own individual sound. I can help any student to play with expression, intonation, and confidence.
I cannot wait to start with our lessons!
I teach violin students of all different ages. I studied classical violin for 19 years, and popular for 5 years. I am qualified to teach students to read music and pursue classical excellence, to learn how to play popular music whether the student prefers a music sheet to read while they are playing or memorize it, depending on the student's goals and choice.
I have performed in a Chamber Orchestra for ten years. I have toured South America and the Caribbean. I also have performed as a soloist in different ensembles and Orchestras with a vast repertoire.
My personal passion is for classical, popular, pop and rock music, it is important to understand that an accurate technique is essential to all music styles.
I look forward to meeting you and helping you to improve and become a better musician and performer in every class!
Worked as first violin and Concertino assistant. Performed as Concertino in Didactic Concerts for public schools and Festivals around the country. Performer as soloist with the following concerts:
A.Vivaldi- Concerto No.4 in F minor, Op.8 “The Winter”/ Concerto Grosso in A minor for two violins, Op.3, Concerto for 4 violins in B minor.
E.F. Dall’ Abaco- Concerto da Chiesa, Op. 2, No.4.
B.Bartok- Romanian Dance.
Performed with invited Conductor: Gyorgy Rayki in 2013. Toured main cities of Ecuador such as: Quito, Cuenca, Ambato, Machala.
Conducted violin lessons for children, teenagers and adults. Preparing children for the end of term production/concert. Leading music ensembles with other instruments. Developing effective ways for overcoming barriers for an accurate instrument learning. Organizing Cultural Center musical events, performance and visits. Assisting in the selection of resources for the curriculum. Maintained an effective relationship and communication with parents every week.+ Read More
Guided individuals and groups in playing violin to children from 6 to 12 years old. Helped students to develop violin skills like correctly holding the violin and bow, names of string and how to play while reading the music sheet. Implemented the teaching philosophies of Suzuki and the Russian method. Created classes where the emphasis was on the development of intonation and expression. Directed and organized violin recitals of my students. Performed in recitals with the students in different events of the Conservatory. Coached the Chamber students’ Orchestra. Kept open communication with parents to providing feedback and suggestions on individual needs for improvement.+ Read More
My daughter had the chance to take lessons with Valeria and the improvement on my kid skills has been amazing. My daughter is more motivated towards the classes and the violin and wants to keep learning. Valeria is very good at motivating and teaching her classes. Highly recommended!!!+ Read More
Valeria is great with my 10 year old daughter - very encouraging and positive while at the same time giving very good continuous and constructive feedback to her on how to improve and what to practice next. The lessons are purposeful and structured. She gives homework (and makes my daughter write it down!! :), checks in on how practice is going during the week, sends articles for us to read about how to improve her playing and she gives my daughter input into the songs she will learn next. Moreover, she has been flexible and easy to work with around schedule changes.+ Read More
very good lesson, felt I've learned a lot and very happy with the teachers lesson plan.
Great methods and really nice way of treating people!
My 2 year old daughter has been taking violin lessons for 5 months. She will soon start playing little violin songs, she is very excited and motivated :)