I have more than 25 years of experience teaching students of every age, from children (age 4+) to adults as old as 80. I received my degrees in violin teaching and performance from a European music conservatory, and have taught and performed in various settings throughout the 25 years living in the U.S.
I enjoy teaching students at every stage of their progress, from beginners to advanced players. Having a variety of students has always been a welcome challenge to me. I'm able to work in a playful and relaxed manner with the young students, gradually using a more focused and targeted approach with the older ones, while trying to keep everyone engaged and interested, with each person's specific abilities and goals in mind.
I have taught many adult students throughout the years - helping them discover this instrument or else helping them to get back into playing music after a break.
I'm experienced and comfortable with the very young. I designed a method and published an instruction book for 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. This help them to focus and enjoy the process of learning the violin in those first challenging weeks. My book "Sing on the Violin" is available on Amazon.com
The focus in all of my lessons is on technique and musical expression, while using a positive, encouraging approach, with the goal of having students discover and enjoy their own talents and potential along their musical journey.
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Able to read music
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Frequently asked questions
What is your typical process for working with a new student?
First lesson is free. I evaluate the student's 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 excitement of making music, and discovering ones potential.
What education and/or training do you have that relates to your work?
I have a violin teaching and performance degree of a European music conservatory. Over 25 years of experience in both teaching and performing. I
Do you have a standard pricing system for your lessons? If so, please share the details here.
30 min $35
45 min $50
60 min $65
siblings discount available
How did you get started teaching?
I have been playing the violin since age 5 and it was a natural progression to turn it eventually into a professional career.
What types of students have you worked with?
All ages and levels. from 4 to 80.
What advice would you give a student looking to hire a teacher in your area of expertise?
Talk to the teacher in person or over the phone.
Schedule a trial lesson to see if you feel comfortable with the teacher personally and if the teaching style fits you.
What questions should students think through before talking to teachers about their needs?
The student should tell the teacher about his/her experience.
What music style they want to learn, and make sure the teacher is comfortable with that. (not everyone teaches all styles)
If a teacher has a classical background or other.
Ask what they can expect in the first few months.