University of Alabama (Violin Performance)
University of Oregon (Enrolled)
I am currently completing my thesis document but have otherwise finished a MM and MA in violin performance and Musicology. I have been teaching Suzuki violin for almost 10 years now and love helping students learn.
I enjoy meeting new people and do really well with middle school and high school girls, and have done work with college students as well. And I'm happy to help with whatever undergraduate music class that is troubling you, or if you are randomly looking for a music teacher I can work with you as well.
I actually love all the music classes. Music theory and ear training are exciting and fun ways to improve your musicianship. I made straight A's as an undergrad and have helped many students through placement exams.
Right now I spend all day Wednesday and Friday on the university of Oregon campus working on my own projects, and would be happy to take time to work with you as well. I am currently completing my thesis document but have otherwise finished a MM and MA in violin performance and Musicology. I have been teaching Suzuki violin for almost 10 years now and love helping students learn.
I enjoy meeting new people and do really well with middle school
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As an undergraduate in music school at University of Alabama, I made straight A's when I was doing ear training. I did so well there that when I took my placement test for graduate school at the University of Oregon, I placed high enough to be exempt from other ear training classes. Now as a full-time Suzuki music teacher, I teach all of my students how to match pitch, how to hear intervals, and how to use different systems of sol feg as well as rhythm training and sight reading. I have also been trained in music theory and ear training classes for preschool through high school students. The Suzuki curriculum is called music mind games. I enjoy utilizing some of these techniques for older students because it makes the process more colorful and more fun!
I have spent the better part of a decade in music history research classes as a violinist as well as a musicologist. I can assist with the ins and outs of any musical era, and any type of music theory that would be necessary to excel at a general music class for any age.
Certainly one of my strongest areas is music history. I have learned from some of the most well known music history scholars in the entire world at the University of Oregon. I have done in-depth research with medieval music, Renaissance music, Baroque music, and early classical era music. As a violinist, I am well endowed with knowledge from the romantic era of music, and as a musicologist I am currently saturated with information from the early 20th century as my thesis document is focused on American Folk music.
I have played violin since I was six years old and Simpson have dedicated myself to the art of violin playing and violin teaching. I have a degree and violin performance from the University of Alabama, and I did two years of graduate work focusing on violin performance at the University of Oregon. I am also a fully registered, advanced Suzuki violin teacher. I have studied pedagogy with master teachers from all over the United States and have completed Suzuki training for method books 1 through 10. This is no small feat, as you must audition to be considered one of the top teachers in the United States.