I love teaching children and adults to learn the language of music through an instrument and I love helping them become proficient at it. I strive for the best and will give you the necessary tools to learn something new every time you come to class. There is a lot learned through music that you can't see but you will notice how your child becomes more focused in school. All I ask from students and parents is the commitment to practice. I specialize in violin, viola, cello, guitar and piano. Not only will the student learn to play an instrument but they will also learn to read music. I focus a lot in proper position in the beginning, then we will focus in technique. Even though the class is a serious business I will make it fun for you, the student to enjoy and want to learn more. I have a Bachelors degree in Violin Performance with Musical Education Studies from the Conservatory of Music in Puerto Rico, where I graduated Summa Cum Laude. I have been part of different Orchestras and Ensembles like The Puerto Rico Symphony Orchestra, the San Juan Pops Orchestra, the Arturo Somohano Orchestra, Padre Soler Chamber Orchestra. I have participated in many other productions, weddings and other engagements. I have been teaching children and adults for over 20 years. I have helped students prepare for auditions, recitals and they have been offered successful opportunities and scholarships. I try to be flexible with time. While I have a 24 hr cancellation policy, I will offer make-up classes.
I enjoy the children or adult students smile when they accomplish a task, playing their instument and playing songs.
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From the first class you will be introduced to your instrument, basic position, instrument terminology, basic rythm, and music theory.
I have extensive experience working with children ages 3 1/2 to teenagers and adults.
Lessons are priced accoordingly as it follows:
30 min - $30.00 + $6.00 (fee)= $36.00
45 min- $45.00 + $6.00 (fee)= $51.00
60 min $60.00 + $6.00 (fee)= $66.00
I started teaching because I feel that it is very important for all the children to learn how to read music, learn an instrument and understand the language of music as it has been proven by many studies to benefit the children academically as well.
My advice to parents is to encourage the children to learn an instrument and support them but not to forcefully make them because the children would tipically not enjoy it. Sometimes little children are not ready for this, just wait until they are a little older (5 or 6 years old) to introduce them to formal music lessons.