Please visit my website to learn all about my violin studio. I have been teaching violin and chamber music full time for over 15 years, and am conservatory trained. Also, I am a fully trained physician, and practiced medicine for over 20 years. I believe and have been told that this double degree training has strengthened and enhanced my violin teaching skills.
I love getting to know new students so that I can help them to be the best musicians they can become. I hope to share with them my love and passion for the violin and chamber music, and hope that they will eventually feel the same way that I do about the violin and music making with others.
Sharon takes a firm but gentle approach to teaching, especially in regard to children. She has high but not unreasonable expectations of her students in regard to daily practicing, daily listening of violin music, recital participation, and the expectation that parents will take an active role in helping their child(ren) succeed at the violin. Sharon is also thorough in her teaching of violin, including note reading, counting, and music theory as well as interpretation of music. Sharon is extremely passionate about teaching violin! She gives it her all. One special thing to note about Sharon is that she is also a licensed medical doctor but has been teaching violin and chamber music full time for the past 15 years. Another aspect I like about working with Sharon is that she will not send/recommend that a child take an audition (i.e. Youth Symphony Audition) or play in public unless she feels the child is completely prepared to play his/her best.
Miss Sharon is a patient, kind, caring, very intelligent (she’s happens to be a doctor), and meticulous teacher. Her dedication and advocacy toward the student is unwavering. She only accepts the most devoted students into her studio.
I have been studying with Sharon Rothstein for 10 years now, and I admire the obvious attention and care she puts into each of her young students' lessons/recitals/rehearsals, making sure that they are as successful and prepared as they can be in their violin endeavors. I have enjoyed my years studying with her, and it is very apparent that I have grown tremendously as a violin player, having been able to improve my skills through all of the amazing opportunities (masterclasses, rehearsals and recitals with professional musicians, etc.) her non-profit, CCMEF, helps provide for us.
I am 15 years old and I was involved in Ms. Sharon's studio for 2.5 years. I appreciate Ms. Sharon Rothstein enthusiasm for teaching and the amount of dedication she has toward this art. She makes sure that we play at our best at all times and this helped me become first chair of my orchestra. The monthly recitals that she conducts helped me become more confident during auditions and concerts. I felt that this program helped me become a better, more confident player and it gave me a better appreciation for violin. From intonation to rhythm, she doesn't let us go until we get it right. She has a saying, "don't practice till you get it right, practice until you can't get it wrong." I thank my parents everyday for putting my in these lessons.
I do not have a typical process for working with a new student. Each student is an individual and is unique. Therefore, I design a curriculum specifically to meet the needs of each student on an individual basis.
I utilize both traditional(note and rhythm reading) as well as Suzuki methods as part of my teaching process.
I have Violin Performance Degree from Case Western Reserve University's joint program with the Cleveland Institute of Music.
I also have Suzuki Certification from the Chicago Institute.
I have attended Juilliard's Starling Delay Symposium for Continuing Teaching Education for the last 6 symposia.
I am also a fully trained physician with an M.D., and a masters degree in public health. I practiced medicine for over 20 years in as an anesthesiologist as well as specialist in preventive and occupational medicine.
Please see my full resume on my website for further details. My website is www.sharonrothstein.com
TESTIMONIALS/REVIEWS OF MY TEACHING:
60 minute lesson is $76
45 minute lesson is $57
30 minute lesson is $38