My teaching style is International School methodology. With Masters Degree in Performance and Arts, I have over 25 years experience, teaching and performing, in symphony orchestras in Russia. Before starting lessons, I evaluate child's ability to hear musical pitch and reaction to rhythm. This enables me to prepare optimal lesson plans suitable for the student. Lessons are customized to ability and interests of each student. Larisa Lewis studied at the Prof. Stolyarsky Special Music School for Gifted Children in Odessa, Ukraine. She received her Bachelor Degree at the State Music College also in Odessa, and she achieved her Master of Music Degree at the prestigious Nezhdanova Conservatoire in Odessa. Her studies included Violin class, Chamber Ensemble, Piano, as well as Aesthetics, Philosophy, Psychology, Pedagogy, and Cultural History of Western Europe. After teaching for eleven years at the Odessa Special Music School, she performed for nine years with the Lviv Conservatoire Symphony Orchestra. Since arriving in Colorado, Larisa Lewis has been teaching violin at her private studio. She has been a member of the Aurora Music Teachers National Association. Her students have been participating in Rising Stars and MTNA competitions and have been awarded First Prizes. By the request of parents Larisa Lewis also teaches the piano and the Theory of Music.
I have been with Larisa for almost 8 years. She has helped me so much with violin. She puts her all into teaching her students and helping them. She is the best teacher that I have ever met and I would recommend her to everyone.
As a professional musician with over thirty years of experience and a doctorate from one of the premier music institutions, I can fully vouch for Larisa as a master teacher. Having recently arrived in Denver, my daughter has had the good fortune of working with her. Larisa has a vast knowledge of advanced violin technique and repertoire. Her approach combines the application of technique while focusing on musical expression and individual interpretation. As such, my daughter has grown both in terms of mastery of the instrument, but also in musical expression and confidence. She is devoted to her students and their musical development. If you are interested in seriously furthering your mastery of the violin, I cannot but highly recommend her to you.
Larisa Lewis is a very professional and dedicated teacher, who gives her soul to her students. She has been teaching my son for six years already and I am very thankful for all the progress my son has made with her. My younger son started taking lessons with her as well. I think if you want to give your child more professional music experience and the teacher who will care for your child's future, Larisa is the one. Thank you.
I have been playing the violin for over 2 years now. Larisa has helped me start playing, and has helped me develop, and has taught me a lot that I would have never expected to learn in two years. She is helping me catch up to my level every lesson, and the pieces that she chooses are just beautiful. I am glad I have chosen to play the violin, and to learn from her. She is an amazing teacher.