Rocca Violin Studio
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.
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Frequently asked questions
What is your typical process for working with a new student?
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.
What education and/or training do you have that relates to your work?
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.
Do you have a standard pricing system for your lessons? If so, please share the details here.
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
How did you get started teaching?
In college, I began teaching beginning piano and violin with my mom's encouragement.
What types of students have you worked with?
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.
What advice would you give a student looking to hire a teacher in your area of expertise?
Ask questions regarding the lessons and the expectation of the teacher from week to week. Ask for his/her musical background and experience.
What questions should students think through before talking to teachers about their needs?
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.