In addition to providing thorough instruction on a traditional method on the violin/viola, I also teach them theory by having the student bring home a music workbook to study and complete to supplement their lesson in order for them to learn and understand their lesson.
I like very much seeing my student's progress from week to week as they enjoy their playing. It also gives me a great satisfaction when parents of younger children provide practice support and able to teach them at home. It makes it easier for the child to learn and enjoy their music.
Mr. Bautista's studio is a nice place to work! There are inspiring music pictures on the wall, good lighting, and lots of parking.You will like going there!
We have been with Mr. Bautista for over 7 years and have been impressed with our daughter's progress. His studio is in a very convenient location and he works with us with any schedule changes. He is an excellent teacher!
In the beginning, I show them the basics from properly holding the bow and the violin in a relax manner without stress to the arm and neck.
Also, I introduce a music workbook in addition to their music studies to allow them to learn and understand the parts of the violin and bow, and the different musical notations that make up their lessons.
I have studied the violin since middle school and viola since college.
Along the way, I had several professional private teachers and coaches including members of the San Francisco Symphony and the New York Philharmonic.
I have taught since college and my students have demonstrated their ability and talent by passing auditions with the San Francisco School of the Arts and Various Youth Orchestras including the Peninsula Youth Orchestra.
3 MONTH INTRODUCTORY: 1/2 HOUR LESSON - $30
After 3 months:
1. 1/2 hour lesson - $35 Regular (4 lessons = $140)
2. 45 min. lesson - $48 Discounted (4 lessons = $192)
3. 60 min. lesson - $60 Discounted (4 lessons = $240)
4. 1/2 hour lesson (Seniors - at least 60 years old) - $30 (4 lessons = $120) Discounted
5. Semi-lesson - Discounted (4 lessons X $50 = $100
In college, I began teaching beginning piano and violin with my mom's encouragement.
I have worked with all ages from 5 years to old to Seniors. In the beginning, I taught grade school and college students.
Today, I'm also teaching adults, retirees and professionals.
Ask questions regarding the lessons and the expectation of the teacher from week to week. Ask for his/her musical background and experience.
how can I practice the music easier or how can I focus more on the problem where I can easily solve and play the music without becoming frustrated.