As one of my students, you will develop a solid technical foundation. You will also receive exposure to all genres of music
to encourage you to develop your own direction for your future of violin
-playing. I will ask you, What do you want to do with your instrument? Then I will guide you in exploring the endless possibilities. Your ears will be opened, your inner-musician will be inspired, and you will learn to play well.
What you get during your lessons:
1. Technical Foundation. During the first few months of studying violin we will establish proper posture, left-hand-positioning, bow-hold / bowing, and sense of pitch. Through physical and visual exercises, you will develop new motor skills applicable to proper violin-playing. You will also be exposed to the world-renowned Suzuki Violin Method. Other methods of learning will also be incorporated to help you blossom into a well-rounded player.
2. Practice Requirements. Students will be given at-home practice assignments each week based on the subjects covered in the lesson. They will not be given a number of minutes per day to practice (this method can lack structure and may not achieve any particular goal); rather, the focus will be on completing a certain number of repetitions of each assigned exercise or song.
3. Music Reading
. Music-reading will not be delayed. Throughout each lesson, I will gradually introduce core elements necessary to understand the languange of music theory
. Before you know it, you will be reading music.
4. Musicality &amp; Style. Do you love listening to Jazz, Latin
, Gospel, Hip Hop, Country, or Rock? Do you have a favorite song you would like to play on the violin? Once you have been adequately immersed in proper technique, you will be encouraged to explore the world of music through playing contemporary tunes of your choice. Not only will this exposure broaden your musical horizons, but we will also enjoy some fun teacher-student jam sessions together!
5. Ear Training
. From time to time, let's set aside the music books and have some fun! So much can be learned through listening and playing by ear. Many musicians either read music OR play by ear. I am convinced, with proper encouragement, every student can do BOTH!