Oberlin College (Bachelor's degree in English)
Hi. I have taught violin lessons and groups for 25 years, to children as young as 4 years old. You're never too young or old to learn! I understand that the violin is one of the most difficult instruments, so I am patient and encouraging. Fundamentals are taught first, and new skills are added as the student is ready for them. For a very young child ages 4-5, I use the Suzuki method: teaching the pieces by ear, before teaching note reading. For ages 6 and up, I teach how to read music. I have high standards and expect diligent practice. Music soothes the savage beast, so why not soothe our own souls!
I also tutor reading and writing, because these skills are essential to get ahead in this fast paced world. My students will improve reading comprehension While gaining general knowledge. Learning new vocabulary words will expand the student's potential for successful job performance in the future. I am an avid reader, and I want to share my enthusiasm!
I have taught pre-school, done childcare, and am a mother of three. My oldest is working on her PhD, and the other two have graduated college and are working. I look forward to sharing my knowledge and skills. I have a lot to give! Hi. I have taught violin lessons and groups for 25 years, to children as young as 4 years old. You're never too young or old to learn! I understand that the violin is one of the most difficult instruments, so I am patient and encouraging. Fundamentals are taught first, and new skills are added as the student is ready for them. For a very young
Julie was great with my 6 year old, knowledgeable and extremely kind, very warm feeling from our first session, so glad we found her, looking forward to having her as our tutor!
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My college courses at Oberlin included music. I teach note reading, including the clefs, key signatures, sharps, flats, note values, rhythms, and counting. I encourage all students to sing, believing that no one is really "tone deaf"; they just need to be taught!
I have tutored reading to first through third graders. I have a Bachelor's degree in English. I love teaching children.
I like to say that "I play for work, and my work is play" .. meaning I play the violin! Having started at age 7 with private lessons, I am quite advanced, and I love to teach what I love. I have training in the Suzuki method of teaching, plus I teach note reading at age 5. Over 25 years experience teaching all ages, from 4 through adult. It is my belief that not everyone can be a concert soloist, but everyone can love the violin.