I can write out anything you need to play, in a few minutes. Students bring me a song or title of a song and I help them by transcribing it, then demonstrating how to play it. This is for students at all levels, as I can work with anybody to enrich their experience with the instrument. All ages may apply.
1. Tune the instrument.
2. We start where you are, use what you have, and do what we can.
3. We'll establish a direction to take, initiate a piece to develop, establish an achievable goal to keep the inertia going to inspire you to greater playing abilities, so you can improve your life through better playing.
I started as a young boy, studied with Minneapolis Symphony Violinist and other professional players, and made my debut in the 5th grade.
Since then,I've been on a mission: To become as good and as versatile and as original as I can be, playing with orchestras, jazz groups, Irish groups, opera orchestra, Rock stars (Prince), recording sessions, composing, Italian, Mariachi, Bluegrass, Country, Chinese and Avante Garde scenarios, to name a few. Studied at Indiana University and University of Minnesota.
$30. per 30 minute lesson.
$45 for 45 minute lesson.
I started in High School at a local music store in Hopkins, Minnesota.
Classical music and Fiddle contest hopefuls. Students with orchestral auditions pending. Talent contest hopefuls. Also, hobbyists who want to build their repertoire. I work with all levels of players and build repertoires (collections of songs) for them.
Performed my original symphonic composition "Violin Story: World's Fair Exposition" with the 3M Symphony orchestra.
Developing new sounds for the violin and writing pieces to showcase them.
Don't be intimidated by my resume: I love to teach and impart knowledge as a happy warrior, no matter where you are on your journey.
A solid technique is attainable if you develop a good muscle memory for it. Think about what kinds of music appeal to you, but don't worry if you draw a blank: I can inspire you. The possibilities are beyond many people's comprehension, as the violin is like a human voice: endlessly variable.