I really enjoy passing on the pleasure of playing a string instrument. I have a Bachelor's in violin performance from the University of Arizona, studied locally at American Conservatory, Roosevelt University, and Northern IllinoisUniversity, and have been teaching for 45 years. I teach classical, folk, and ethnic music. Students are encouraged to perform in public. Come, join me, and let's begin your musical journey together!
I enjoy seeing a student progress from playing a simple scale to much more advanced pieces. Their pleasure is my reward.
During my Professional career as a first desk Violist and SA, I had the pleasure hearing Clete Davis play violin and recommend him.
It depends on the student, as I teach students from beginners to advanced. With a beginner, I start them learning the proper way to hold the instrument and bow, and begin teaching them to read music. If the student has some experience on the instrument, I ask them to play something of their choice so I can assess their abilities, and let me know where to begin with them.
I have a Bachelor's degree in Violin Performance from the University of Arizona in Tucson. I have also studied locally at the American Conservatory, Roosevelt University, and Northern Illinois University.
I have a fixed fee for lessons. The current price will be in my quote.
I began to teach about four years after leaving college. I just wanted to help others learn the instrument I enjoy.
Everyone from raw beginners to very advanced students.
A ten year old student of mine just performed the J. S. Bach Concerto in A minor for violin, and did really well!
Pick a teach who is interested in your progress, and not just in collecting your money. Pick a teacher that gives you a well rounded musical education in music theory, music history, and performance techniques as well as the basic enducation of playing the instrument well.
Well, first, are we talking about a child student, or an adult? The parent, or the adult student, should try to decide:
1. What is my goal in music?
2. Where does my interest lie in music? Classical, pops, folk?
3. Am I willing to practice (or help my child to) in order to meet my goal? Nothing in music comes free of work! The violin/viola/cello is a difficult instrument.
4. If you don't have an instrument, always rent for the first year. Never buy a small size instrument for a child, always rent. They will quickly grow out of it and need the next size up. Think "shoes"!