Vicky Ozment
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Vicky Ozment

Vicky O.

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Levels taught:
Beginner, Intermediate
Since 2011, I've had the joy of teaching students how to play the violin to the best of their ability. From six year olds just starting out to adults in their 80s who want to learn just for fun, I've successfully taught the skills and techniques to make music on this beautiful instrument.

With a gentle, patient approach, I custom-tailor each lesson to the student's goals, interests, and abilities. Within that framework, I place an emphasis on proper position, technique and intonation. To provide a thorough and well-rounded music education, I also teach note reading, music theory, and ear-training. I do everything I can to make learning fun and engaging -- often using games, flashcards, and interactive exercises to teach certain concepts, especially for younger players. Complex skills are broken down into "bite-sized" pieces that are easy to understand. They are then layered on top of one another sequentially. Through it all, I provide students with steady encouragement and just the right amount of challenge to keep things interesting. I'm here to equip and empower them as they learn the skills, knowledge, and techniques to succeed.

I would consider it an honor to share my love of music and knowledge of the violin with you or your child.

About Vicky O.

Hi there! My name is Vicky. Since 2005, I have been working with students as first an academic tutor, then a violin teacher, then both! This includes over ten years of experience in tutoring math and language arts, two years of tutoring science, and ten years of teaching violin. I use a patient, friendly approach that seeks to make learning both effective and fun. I truly care about my students, and I like to incorporate a mentoring aspect into my sessions. Their success is my number one priority, and I will do everything in my power to help them achieve it.

I graduated at the top of my class from Jacksonville University in 2002 with a BA degree in communications and strong minor in music. In 2004, I went back to school for 18 credits in education classes.

For academic tutoring, I teach students in grades 3-8. Whether it's math, science, or language arts, students get a custom tailored tutoring program that address their unique learning style, needs, goals, and expectations. I work with students to find and fill any gaps in their knowledge. Difficult concepts are broken down into components that are easy to understand. Examples and explanations are followed with application of knowledge. Guided practice leads to independent practice, which then leads to mastery.

Music has been a love of mine for as long as I can remember. The sum total of my musical training includes six years of piano lessons, fourteen years of violin, two years of percussion, and a semester of cello.

Having a particular love for orchestral music, I spent seven years in the JU Orchestra -- before, during, and after college. I’ve had many years of experience playing in quartets and small ensembles as well. Trained primarily in classical music, I branched out several years ago into fiddling to add to my repertoire.

I began teaching violin in 2011 and have loved it ever since. Drawing on over 30 years of playing experience allows me to have an extensive familiarity with all aspects of playing the violin, from instrument care to learning materials to how best to explain different techniques.

Because not all students learn the same way, I tailor my teaching methods to their individual learning styles. I use a variety of method books and approaches, including the Suzuki method, traditional instruction, and often a combination of the two. During the first lesson, I will ask students what their goals are. Then, we will develop a plan to meet those goals. From that point forward, a typical lesson begins with tuning (if necessary), a warm up technical exercise or scale, and then the main piece to be learned. If applicable, I will also listen to the student play a review piece, just for tips on polishing it.

Because of Covid-19, all lessons are conducted online for the safety of the student and teacher alike. All that is needed is a reliable, high-speed internet connection, a web cam with microphone, a violin, and music. Please note that online violin lessons are only offered to students who already know the basics of playing the instrument. Brand new beginners, especially young ones, benefit much more from in-person lessons.


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4 Reviews
Profile-location-studio Teacher's Studio

Vicky is a thorough, caring, and skilled teacher. She is committed to helping students develop a love of music and a mastery of the violin. Highly recommend!

Posted Jan 10, 2021
Sarah hernandez
Profile-location-studio Teacher's Studio

Miss. Vicky, is a very passionate and kind teacher. She has been able to pull my shy daughter out of her shell and become a more confident musican. I highly recommend her. She knows that she has to adapt to different students based on ability and personality. We continue to take lessons and will throughout karinas years.

Posted Oct 8, 2020
Profile-location-online Online

Ms. Vicky is an effective instructor because she meets the student where they are. Adult learners require a connection between prior knowledge and new information. Ms. Vicky successfully creates the connections I need to understand new concepts. Ms. Vicky is very patient. She provides the right amount of positive feedback and gently corrects incorrect form when needed.

Posted Sep 20, 2020
Profile-location-online Online

Good at Teaching and being Kind/Patient.

Posted Sep 17, 2020


Violin Instructor
Sep 2018 - Present

Jacksonville School of Music

I teach private lessons to students aged six to adult, focusing on the development of proper position and technique, learning to read music, understanding music theory, and ear training. I also help students prepare for auditions and performances. ** Please note that I also worked for the Jacksonville School of Music from March 2012 to April 2015. The three year hiatus was to take care of my elderly parents.

Violin Instructor
Apr 2011 - Present


Same as my teaching description above.


Aug 1998 - May 2002

Jacksonville University



Fluent / Native Proficiency


Fred B. Noble Award for Scholarship
May 2002

Jacksonville University

Communications Student of the Year
Apr 2002

Jacksonville University

Outstanding Service to the Orchestra
Apr 2002

Jacksonville University


Phi Kappa Phi
Apr 2001
Phi Kappa Phi's mission is "To recognize and promote academic excellence in all fields of higher education and to engage the community of scholars in service to others."
Mu Phi Epsilon
Mar 2001
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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