Linda's Piano And Violin Studio

Linda's Piano And Violin Studio

5.0 (3)
4 hires on Lessons.com
1 employee

About this pro

4 free lessons for ages 3-5 Wunderkeys Program

1 complimentary lesson for all others

Annual studio incentives

Prize box for lessons well prepared

As a young student I was so frustrated with learning how to get around the keyboad and understand the rhythm.  With that background, I strive to have my students never leave the studio without knowing what to practice during the week.

For violin, I use Suzuki and Sassmannshaus method books and supplement with other music as needed.  A minimum of a 45 minute lesson at age 4-7 and an hour lesson at age 8+. 

Some of my philosophies are: 

Interactive games for younger students because of their short attention span and high energy level.

Have fun while learning

Children won't be bored, frustrated or nervous.

Students will love to go to their instrument and beautiful music will be in the house.

Try to make sure you get your money's worth.

Love the challenge each child brings and figuering out how to help them.

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Credentials

Placentia, CA 92870
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3 Reviews

5.0

  • Amy Hickman

  • Vivian

    You are my #1 piano teacher! Thank you for being there for me all these years and for putting up with me and my tendency to forget sharps and flats. It is always a ton of fun playing duets with you and spending time with you.

  • May

    I recall meeting you 11 years ago when you arrived at our doorstep with the passion for teaching in your heart and music in your soul. I cannot wait to see you continuing to inspire many other kids like me.



FAQs


What is your typical process for working with a new student?

This can depend on the age.  For both piano and violin students from age 5 to 18, I have a questionnaire I have the parents fill out to help me understand their personality, schedules and interests.  If they are a transfer student I will have them play something they know and assess their playing level in order to figure out how to proceed with the lessons.   I focus on young students not being frustrated but still want them to learn the basics of music.  I use a specific program for 3-5 year olds on piano that is outstanding, filled with games, movement around the room for variety and is easy for them to understand.  This helps them learn a little math, some music rhythm, introduction to the beat and note reading, as well as feeling successful.  For the 3-5 year olds I offer 4 free lessons for the piano method.  For violin students, I use Suzuki, All for Strings and Sassmannshaus.  I am willing to use any appropriate music a student is currently using.


What education and/or training do you have that relates to your work?

BA in piano CSUF

Pedagogy Certificate Fullerton College

ASTACAP Level 9 on violin passed in 2019

AP Music Theory training

Sassmannshaus training

Sherwood School of Music

Certificate of Merit as a child and in competitions.

Was in Chapman Symphony and La Mirada Symphony.  Currently, in Whittier Symphony.  Also, played numerous shows and gigs over the years.  

Have performed in weddings.


Do you have a standard pricing system for your lessons? If so, please share the details here.

1/2 hour weekly lessons are $120.00 per month

45 minute weekly lessons are $180 per month

1 hour weekly lessons are $240.00 per month

Violin students ages 5+ will need a 45 minute lesson


How did you get started teaching?

In high school had some students and continued teaching on a part time basis, teaching on weekends while working a full time job.  Now I take my teaching seriously and want all my students to be successful.


What types of students have you worked with?

ADD and some special ed.

Age 3-80


Describe a recent event you are fond of.

My all time favorite violinist is Itzhak Perlman.   I love his warm personality that transfers to his playing.  I'm enjoying the Ahmanson theater and attend as often as time allows.


What advice would you give a student looking to hire a teacher in your area of expertise?

Make sure you can work together in a positive way and the students needs to understand that practice is the key to success.   The teacher has maybe 1/2 hour to guide them.  It is up to the student to follow through during the week with a regular practice routine.


What questions should students think through before talking to teachers about their needs?

Their goals and if the teacher is willing and able to help them reach their goals

Types of music the teacher has been trained in.

Personality compatibiliy

What the teacher expects