I feel I'm good at working with an individual's strengths and weaknesses to bring out their personal best. I strive for optimal technical training, balanced with the recognition that violin playing should also be rewarding & fun musically.
I've taught in the KC area since 1978. My undergrad degree is MusEd. I have a MMus (and DMA, all but dissertation) in violin performance.
Every student is unique!
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I assess current strengths and weaknesses. The strenghths are a springboard for immediate motivation & success. The areas needing improvement or advancement can be approached step by step for a solid, well-rounded foundation.
I wrote an essay in 5th grade saying I wanted to teach violin. I forgot about writing it until my mom showed it to me... 10 years after I'd established my first violin studio.
All types, from extremely gifted to autistic, everything in between.
Know that you can commit to daily practice (or at minimum 5 days/week). It's like exercise: not much fun & demanding, but you'll see results and gain irreplaceable rewards.