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One of the most important ways that I support my students is by creating a positive learning environment. In my class, I encourage students to ask questions, feel confident in their potential, and enjoy the process of learning. The teaching techniques that I use are adapted from the Self-Determination Theory by Deci and Ryan and they are beneficial to student engagement and intrinsic motivation— both important factors for student success. I create an engaging learning environment by providing positive reinforcement, encouraging student autonomy, introducing manageable learning goals, and by providing positive constructive feedback. My goal with every class is to encourage authentic student engagement, develop their intrinsic motivation, increase their confidence, and to inspire students to want to learn more. With 18 years of dedication to music, and earning a Master's of Music degree in viola performance, I teach my students the tools they need to achieve their individual goals. Music is skill that has numerous cognitive benefits for people of all ages, and I welcome all ages and skills levels to my studio! Many of my students pursue music for personal enjoyment or to pursue music at the university or conservatory level. Having participated in master classes with renowned musicians including Richard O'Neil, Roger Tapping, Carrie Dennis, and studied under the tutelage of Hsiaopei Lee and and Raul Garcia, I look forward to sharing with my students the techniques I have learned as a musician and instructor. Happy learning!
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I learned so much from my 8 years of lessons with Dr. Kim and I would not be the player I am now without his teaching. He is able to build a solid technique with a scientific approach, and also gives
Jeremy (Violin lessons with Chin K.)
Dr.Kim is a fantastic violinist, teacher and mentor for all levels of playing. Highly recommended!
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My daughter Madison thinks that Betsy is the greatest. She was very excited, which is exactly what I hoped for. Betsy made her want to continue learning. Madison was interested in tennis a few years a
Madison (Violin lessons with Betsy F.)
Betsy's and my son's 1st lesson was great! She was so patient and positive which helped my son really get excited about his lesson. She really helped him get through some frustration times. She helpe
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