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I have been an orchestra director for a school district for 7 years and teach beginning through advanced violin; specialize in theory, various genres including classical, jazz.
I have been teaching violin for over twenty five years. I teach both traditional western methods and Suzuki style. I have a Doctorate in Music. I am very experienced teaching all ages and levels. I teach out of my home studio in Scottsdale. If you have ever dreamed of learning to play music, I can help you make that dream come true.
My training in violin and viola comes from distinguished performers in the classical music community. I have studied with Nicholas Cords (of Brooklyn Rider), Lawrence Dutton (of the Emerson String Quartet), Karen Ritscher, Brett Deubner, and Nancy Buck. My teachers have been taught by some of the most eminent string pedagogues of their generation, including Dorothy Delay, Karen Tuttle, Lilian Fuchs, Harvey Shapiro, and Heidi Castleman. This broad survey of teaching styles and philosophies gives me a great breadth of knowledge which I apply to all of my students.
Whether it be beginners, who are just learning the basics of sound production and proper posture, or advanced students, who are preparing for solo competitions or orchestral and chamber performances, my students will feel empowered and strengthened by their studies with me.
I hold the same approach for all my students at any level. All my violin students will:
-be empowered by their violin technique, through diligent
Students in this area will receive extensive instruction on musicality, the fundamentals of reading/interpreting musical notation/symbols, comfortable and physically healthy approaches to holding the instrument and practicing effective posture, as well as performance techniques. Most beginners will start from the Suzuki series. Lessons are custom tailored and planned according to the individual student and his/her individual needs. What do you want to learn, and what do you hope to gain from our time together? These questions are among my top priorities when starting with a new client. All levels (including advanced) are included in this category (see lessons for Audition Preparation as well).
Experienced violin teacher of 14 years total and 3 years teaching available for eager beginning and intermediate students of all ages! I structure my lessons so students learn what they wish to learn, while also building a strong foundation of classical violin skills and note reading. I specialize in classical and minor folk and fiddle styles. I typically use Suzuki and Essential Elements books, and also have the following tools available to use during lessons: sheet music, games, and more!
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