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We work hard and play hard. There are a lot of laughs along with learning. I host recitals twice a year for those who would like to showcase their talent and progress, not to mention it's fun!
I use classical as the foundation to teach. I use the method books that apply to the students such as "Essential Elements," "Orchestra Expressions," "All For Strings." Etude books such as Kreutzer, Wohlfarht, Mazas, etc, and a wide variety of solo pieces. I encourage singing as much as possible, and enforce reading concepts, style, and passion.
Everyone is their own person, from adult to child I understand if other activities take precedence or if violin is you number one goal. Either way, I can adapt the lesson to fit your need! Remember the lesson should fit your vision not mine, although I may have some good advice to contribute to your vision.
Hi my name is Carmen. I have been teaching music for 10 years to all ages and levels. I make sure my students are able to play a song in the first lesson and customize the lesson to their own goals. I have experince playing in orchestras, trios, quartets, rock and alternative bands as well as teaching classical cello. I have knowledge of many different methods but tailor curriculm based on the students goals. My students have played in orchestras, symphonies, jazz trios and bands
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I strongly believe that, if every child would be provided with an ideal environment, would gain extraordinary ability. There are no exceptions. No one can tell how able man is by the nature. What is known is the ability that is spoiled or developed. It cannot be denied that most children speak their native languages beautifully by learning about 3000-4000 words by age 5 or 6. Nothing can clearer demonstrate of the original power of the human mind. Through the years of studying and teaching music I realized that this is the most important concept for developing each kid's talent, to increase his or her ability to the maximum. Therefore I am combining the great methods of teaching violin. The Suzuki method and the Russian school method. Suzuki method helps at the earliest stage of playing an instrument and I am using later Russian school method for more advanced period of studying.
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I started playing Violin at age five which lead me to study a bachelor of performing arts at WAAPA, Australia.
From there my music has taken me all around the world, playing in Orchestras in Australia, Europe and now America. The US government granted me an extraordinary ability visa in music, recognizing me as one of the best performers from my home country which allows me to teach and perform music in America.
I love passing on my knowledge to new students to help them grow as musicians, nothing is more satisfying to see someone learn how to play an instrument and watch them really enjoy the process.
I have been teaching violin privately and in the classroom for several years now. I am finishing up my education in violin performance, and I will be continuing to a master's degree in violin performance within the next year.
I try my best to adapt to my students individual learning styles. Everybody is different, and it's my goal as a teacher to have my students reach an understanding for music and hopefully grow to have a love for it as well.
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