I cater to every individual's needs based on their level and goals. I emphasize my curriculum on the basics because it is the foundation to what you'll learn in the future (scales and proper technique). I also use the Suzuki Method to teach the basics and pieces for my beginner students. The first lesson will consist of an introductory lesson which contains the following:
1.) short informal interview to get to know each other
2.) the student will play a musical excerpt of his/her choice
3.) I'll provide feedback on what the student needs to work on and provide a lesson plan that suits the student.
I believe that lessons shouldn't tedious and dull. I would have them to picture a storyline and to correlate their hobbies/interests to their playing. For example: "Imagine you're gazing at the stars when playing Twinkle Twinkle."
I enjoy teaching because I believe that everyone should have access to music of any kind. Without music, we wouldn't express our emotions clearly. As a teacher, I like to share what I've learned throughout my 14 years of musical experience. It is something that I treasure deeply.
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1.) short informal interview to get to know each other (5-10 mins)
2.) the student will play a musical excerpt of his/her choice (duration TBD). The student has the option to record in advance.
3.) I'll provide feedback on what the student needs to work on and provide a lesson plan that suits the student. (5-10 mins)
I started playing the Violin at the age of 6. I've started taking private lessons and joined a community orchestra in Palmdale, CA. I switched to the Viola at the age of 13. Since then, I've attended the Colburn School of Performing Arts in Los Angeles, CA for 4 1/2 years. I served as Principal Viola for Colburn Youth Orchestra and Colburn Chamber Orchestra. I'm currently pursuing a Bachelor of Music degree in Viola Performance at the New England Conservatory of Music in Boston MA.
My rate is:
$40 1 hour
$32 45 mins
$25 30 mins
The introductory lesson is free of charge. Intro lessons are usually shorter than regular lessons.
I only take electronic payments (Venmo, PayPal, Zelle, or any other form of E-payments).
I started teaching through the son of my mom's friend. They were in need of a teacher, so I offered to teach him.
I've worked with beginner violin and viola students.
I suggest to take a few lessons with the teacher that you're interested in. It takes some time to get used to the teacher's teaching style and curriculum. If you don't feel it's a right fit, it's ok to find another teacher. Just because a teacher has a good reputation, it doesn't mean that he/she is the right fit for you.
I encourage my students to ask for help if when needed. Students should address their needs before the lesson in order to avoid any miscommunications down the road.