I have 25 years of experience teaching children age 4+ up to adults. Beginning to advanced levels are welcome. I have a violin teaching and performance degree from a European music conservatory, and have taught and performed in various settings throughout the 20 years living in the US.
I designed a method for the very young beginners (age 4-7) that helps them ease into the early challenges of learning the violin. The student starts to learn through rhythm patterns with visual cues and attractive pictures, which help them to focus and enjoy the process of learning the violin in those first challenging weeks. A violin instruction book featuring the method is in process to be published.
For all other students the lessons are tailored to each individual. The focus in my lessons is on technique and musical expression with a positive encouraging approach.
For students playing in school orchestras, the assigned violin parts are reviewed in the lessons, while building up technique along the way.
Beginning and more advanced adult violin players are very welcome too.
I enjoy working with each individual student, no matter the age or level, as they discover their own musical talents and potential and improving on it while encouraging them along the way.
Emmanuelle Scully is a lovely woman and an increasible teacher. She has great expertise with the violin, but she also really understands children and their various stages of development. She does an increafible job at teaching to a child’s developmental level. Both of my children (age 4 & 7) started at the same time. I assumed they would each get the same introductory lesson. However, the lesson that Mrs. Emmanuelle gave to my 4 year old was a different lesson, teaching the same concepts, but targeted for a four year old. Emmanuelle teaches from her expertise and with high expectation, but she delivers the learning through fun, playful, and engaging interactions. My children love working with her and always look forward to seeing her. They don’t mind reaching for her expectations because they are delivered in such a fun, respectful, and delightful way. Mrs. Emmanuelle truly delights in children. Her delight over children feels refreshingly therapeutic. I am a therapist who specializes in providing reparative experiences of delight to traumatized children. I have often wished that all children could have the experience of working with Mrs. Emmanuelle and experiencing her delight over them. Mrs. Emmanuelle has written and illustrated her own lesson book. Her book is the guide that informs lessons. Her book is abosolutely beautiful, wonderfully creative, and simplifies the complexities of the violin so that they can be understood by young and beginning learners. While Mrs. Emmanuelle is exceptionally competent in working with the advanced mucisian, her book is targeted to the beginning learner. Her book introduces the beats of notes as animals. The children love to practice clapping and playing the animals. Then, she very gradually introduces that each animal has a corresponding note. She also uses color coding of the strings to introduce the child to reading music and correlate the notes and colors they see to the strings on the violin. Mrs. Emmanuelle’s ultimate goal is to teach young children to read and play music, rather than relying solely on memorization. She has so thoughtfully pulled the very complex back to simplify it for young learners. She then gradually moves the children forward toward the complex. She does this in a way that is so subtle that the children hardly realize they are moving forward. We adore Mrs. Emmanuelle and 4 stings studio. We highly recommend Mrs. Emmanuelle. We are 100% confident that you, too, will appreciate Mrs. Emmanuelle’s expertise and love the way she gently and respectfully works with your children and draws them into loving the violin.
First lesson is free. I evaluate the students level of playing if he or she has any experience at all, and discuss their short and long term goals. I adjust my approach to every specific age group and level of experience. I encourage the student to practice using clear instruction and practical tips. My goal is to pass on the enjoyment and exitement of making music with discovering the potential everyone has.
I have a violin teaching and performance degree of a European music conservatory. Over 25 years of experience in both teaching and performing.
30 min $30
45 min $42.50
60 min $55
siblings discount available
I have been playing the violin since age 5 and it was a natural progression to turn it eventually into a professional career.
All ages and levels. from 4 to 80.
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