My name is Michael Klotz. I am a dedicated viola and violin teacher. My position as Senior Instructor of viola and Chamber Music, and Artist-in-Residence at Florida International University allows me to maintain a high level of international students. I teach students from the US, South and Central America, Ireland, Mexico, Israel, and Canada. I accept only a limited number of violin and viola students for private lessons. Several of my recent high school students have been accepted to prestigious schools of music such as the The Juilliard School, Cleveland Institute of Music, Curtis Institute of Music, University of Michigan School of Music, and the Indiana University Jacobs School of Music.
I am thrilled to see students improve and realize their potential and goals. I love being an integral part of that process!
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I am a stickler for the fundamentals of violin and viola playing such as posture, Rythmn, intonation, and tone production. Every student has their strengths and weaknesses and I aim to use those strengths to help them overcome those weaknesses!
I hold degrees in violin performance from the Eastman School of Music where I was awarded the prestigious Performer's Certificate. I also hold a double masters degree in violin and Viola from The Juilliard School.
My rate is $110 per lesson. I don't look at the clock so I often go longer and don't charge extra.
My beloved mother was a violin teacher for students of all ages. Early on she instilled a love of teaching and dedication to ensure that each student will reach his potential. My students are an important part of my life and I am always helpful to them even after they are no longer studying with me.
Ive been fortunate to have established a reputation for working with the most gifted students wherever I've lived. One of my former students was recently appointed Principal Viola of The Cleveland Orchestra. Another is the violist of the Dover Quartet, perhaps the most successful young string quartet in the world. Other students are making careers as performers. Most of my students who are serious have been accepted to Curtis, Juilliard, Cleveland Institute, NEC, Indiana, University of Michigan, and other top schools with scholarships.
one of my former students just developed an app for iPhone! Very proud of him!
Find some who will focus on the basics