I am a very kind and patient tutor. I taught violin for 2 years to ages 3-12. I also have a lot of experience tutoring foreign students who want to learn English. I taught group English classes for about 3 years through my college.
English Lessons: I work hard to give examples and provide materials that are memorable, easy to understand, and tangible so that they are easily applied to day-to-day conversation. I am also very big on conversational speaking. Where I give a strong foundation in grammar, I am very interested in making sure the student can communicate verbally with friends, people they meet, and in general, have an overall flavor for the language and culture.
Violin Lessons: I am a Suzuki method instructor. I was brought up on this method, and it has proven to work very well with my teaching style. I will go through the basics of how to hold the instrument, posture, give reading exercises, and learn friendly and non intimidating pieces that will be a joy to play and listen to while practicing. The most important thing while playing the violin is to be comfortable with the instrument. All of the exercises and songs that I assign will be for the well-being of the player, and the enjoyment of the instrument. I graduated from Berklee College of Music with a degree in Professional Music and an emphasis in violin and vocal performance.
Whoever I tutor is guaranteed to learn a lot and have a lot of fun doing it.
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