I ask total commitment from parents and students, and have high expectations for excellence. I provide over 25 years of deep knowledge on the instrument, plus my continuous interest in learning by attending conferences, seminars, teacher training courses, etc..
My studio also provides ample opportunities for performance, be it formal concerts, outreach concerts in the community, or group classes.
The belief that EVERY CHILD CAN LEARN!
I marvel at every step of development and the joy that the student exudes when he/she masters a skill. The goal is to have them be their own teacher and understand the intricacies of the learning process, therefore opening the door to learn any piece of music they want.
My older daughter has been going to the studio for more than a year. We're happy with Ms. Brito's approach and teaching methods, which, by the way are based on the Suzuki Method. We have just enrolled our younger daughter at her studio too. She is very methodical and patient. Can't recommend her enough!
Its very hard to find an excellent music tutor, after a long search we met Ms. Corina who has passion not only for the music but also to share her knowledge by teaching students. I like her way of involving the parents to the learning which inculcates commitment from both ends and an environment of learning at home!
We love Ms. Corina! She is a very passionate violin teacher. My daughter loves her and looks forward to the lessons every week. She is very patient and knows when to push your child. We highly recommend Ms. Corina as a violin teacher.
My daughter began taking violin lessons 9 months ago at age 3 1/2. Corina has exceeded all expectations we had coming into this journey. She loves, teaches and inspires my sometimes wiggly girl! My daughter looks forward to lessons each week. I love that she is not only learning how to play the violin but is developing character along the way. Corina understands when to push and when to slow down a bit. I highly recommend Corina as a violin teacher!
Before enrolling in my studio, I ask the parent of a small child to observe a lesson. We then have a trial lesson when the student is measured for the appropriate size instrument. Students are taught "from the ground up", meaning, learning the essentials of body balance, bow hold and violin set-up before playing with the bow on the strings. Games, singing and movement are part of this learning process. If a child already plays the instrument, we have a trial lesson to see our rapport, for me to analyze the student's playing to see if any remedial work is needed and to explain in detail my expectations and hear theirs.
I have course work from a doctoral degree in Music Education.
I have a MA in Arts Administration.
I have a BA in violin performance.
I am certified in the Suzuki methodology and in the Mark O'Connor methodology.
I am a performer.
I am the founder and conductor of the Forsyth Youth Orchestra.
I have been teaching violin for over 25 years.
Year-round tuition is paid in 12 monthly installments based on 42 lessons per year. This payment plan is to make it easier for parents to budget the violin lesson for the same amount every month. Monthly tuition is due by the first day of each month. There is an annual administration fee per school year. Price varies per student level/age.
When I was 18 years old, studying at a music conservatory, I started helping the younger string students to improve their technical and musicianship skills.
Children as young as 4 years old to adults.
My students have been accepted into All-State Orchestras as well as prestigious Georgia youth orchestras.
One of my young students fell in love with the song "Drag Me Down" and wanted to learn it to present at the "Talent Show" of his school. Although the song was above his skill level, he wanted to take the challenge. I designed a specific approach to help him learn the song, which he learned in a few months of dedicated practice. This challenged dedication has really improved his playing overall and he was a success at the "Talent Show".
Get as much information as possible about the teacher and their teaching approach/methodology. Are they knowledgeable? Most important, ALWAYS observe lessons BEFORE signing up to a studio. If your child already plays the instruments, then book a trial lesson to make sure the rapport between the teacher, your child and yourself is a good one. Have all your questions answered, get information of all the expectations and the role you are to play in that musical journey.
Students are allowed to ask ANY question. As they get older, they will be able to elaborate the questions with more precision.