I use the Suzuki method to meet students at their level, so that they stick with it and and quickly progress. I give you clear ways to practice with them so that you know what to do in between lessons and feel a sense of accomplishment.
I have a full-time teaching studio in Greater Morristown. I also work with the Pingry School and the Rhythms For Life community violin program in Morristown.
"Beautiful Tone, Beautiful Hearts" is a saying I love and fully subscribe to. I see it every day in the way the students approach their playing, and their life, with more awareness, gentleness, and self-balance.
Edward always communicates well, and makes clear what he expects. He's very encouraging and presents a very positive and fun attitude. I think the private lessons, combined with the group sessions give the students a fun extra challenge to play and express themselves in front of others.
Edward Obermueller is a great teacher. He's attentive and insightful, with a wealth of knowledge about the violin and plenty of hands-on skill. He also has an amazing knack for relating to kids. Highly recommended.
Edward is the perfect teacher for my hard-to-teach kids. They both have their own unique difficulties, and Edward 'gets' both of them and is able to motivate and teach each of them in a way that helps get past their challenges. He makes learning fun!
Mr. Edward is a patient and professional teacher. My son is learning at a wonderful pace, and is excited to bring his practice sheets in. Clear lessons, practical and fun practice exercises, playing tic tac toe violin games, stickers and giggles, are all just a bit of how Mr. Edward is awesome!!
Spending time getting to know each student's learning style and pace is very important to me.
I then begin adapting to what you need to feel comfortable with the pace and challenge level.
We will emphasize bow motion and balance from the start, along with tone and listening. It is possible to have a musical experience quickly even for a beginner.
I was trained in music at St. Olaf College and have played in several professional orchestras. I am a registered Suzuki instructor with training through Unit 3 and familiarity with repertoire through Unit 8.
I charge monthly tuition which reserves a time slot. Please inquire about this as the tuition varies depending on the type of student and type of instruction.
I got started teaching by accident. I was asked by a music school that found out I was a violinist, and discovered how much I loved it.
I have taught students and adults of all ages, as well as disadvantaged students in the community program Rhythms For Life. Suzuki philosophy is based on the idea that anyone can learn to play if given the right environment and the right support. Everyone is different and requires an adaptive teacher to work effectively.
Seeing over 50 students on stage at our recent benefit concert for Rhythms For Life was deeply fulfilling, as was getting to speak to the audience about why I teach, because it affects the whole life of a student and is about their whole character.
When looking for a teacher, you want someone who knows the instrument well, but who is also able to connect to you. Personal chemistry with your teacher is an important key to long term growth and learning.
Why do you want to learn the violin?
What are your goals, and what do you want to accomplish?
What other activities and commitments do you have? Are you prepared to say no to some things in order to pursue violin?
If a parent, can you be present at lessons and for home practice?