Irish, folk and Bluegrass styles, tunes, scales, improvisation techniques
I've been playing music since I was 14 years old. I studied classical guitar at State University in Buffalo, NY. and also studied guitar at the Berklee College of Music in Boston. I love just about every style of music. I mostly play Celtic, Bluegrass, American traditional, jazz, and classical. I also love to improvise. My goal is to get my students results so they feel that they are really making progress. I do this by incorporating practice exercises, ear training and some music theory. Music theory and reading music can be intimidating for beginning students. So I like to get you playing first and add theory a little at a time so you can better understand it through experience and it makes learning more fun. *** Studio Equipment *** The studio has a piano, acoustic ...
Violin Lessons, Beginning, Intermediate or Advanced students by Professional Teacher and performer. 38 years of Teaching privately and performance. Lessons will focus on Basics, technique, scales, Songs and performance. Lessons can be once a week, once every 2 weeks or once a month. Schedule of lessons are flexible to meet the needs of the student. Rates and location of lessons will be discussed and confirmed by e-mail contact.
Private Music Instrument Lessons by Professional Player. Lessons for Beginning, Intermediate or Advanced students. Focus will be reading, Basics, Sound production and performing. 30 minute, 45 minute and 60 minute sessions. Lessons can be once a week, one every 2 weeks or once a month. 38 years experience teaching private.
I believe that each student learns differently so my teaching style is groomed specifically for each student. I put a lot of focus on correct physical set-up when you're playing and emphasize natural movements to set each student up for musical success.
I have a Bachelor of Music Degree from the University of Michigan and a Master of Music degree with an outside field in string pedagogy from Indiana University. I travel the world as a performer, playing in solo, chamber music and orchestral settings but I also really love to teach. I teach at the collegiate level at Pacific Union College and Napa College, have an active private studio (both violin and viola) and also teach group violin classes, string orchestra and a pre-orchestra music program with an El Sistema program. I studied pedagogy with Mimi Zweig and teach primarily through her method (a combination of Suzuki and Rolland ideas) but have also picked up my own style along the way. I offer lessons for primarily classical style violin and viola.
Want to learn to play the violin (or get better)? I can help!
Hello! I am a classically trained vocalist and percussionist, with a BA in Music, specializing in Education and Theory. I have taught band, choir, orchestra and piano in high school and middle school. I have also done Music Directing with kids aged 7-14 for various musicals and have taught elementary students aged 4-9, so I am ready for whatever you've got! I have also appeared on stage in various settings including opera, musical theater, solo work and even the occasional karaoke night. I am willing to work with your schedule and offer scholarships to those who are willing to earn them!
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