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Instruments: Piano, Voice, Violin
Styles: Classical, Jazz, Folk

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Annie H In Home
Instruments: Piano, Voice, Violin
Styles: Classical, Jazz, Folk

Where I Teach:
In Your Home My Studio Online
Ages Taught: 7-80
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ABOUT
Degrees / Training / Special Info:
BA, Music, Church Music and Violin Performance
Awards:

2007 - Toured to Australia and New Zealand with San Diego's Civic Youth Orchestra

2010- Tour of the South (US) with Azusa Pacific University Choir and Orchestra

2012- Tour of West Coast to Seattle with Azusa Pacific University Choir and Orchestra

2013- Tour of the South (US) with Azusa Pacific University Choir Youth Orchestra

Overview:
My name is Annie Hoffman and I was born with an indescribable passion for music that I long to share with others who have a strong desire to learn! I have been playing violin for 14 years performing in the San Diego Civic Youth Orchestra from 2000-2009 and then continuing onto Azusa Pacific University Symphony Orchestra, various chamber string ensembles, as well as playing in the Azusa Pacific University Choir and Orchestra Ensemble. In college I also studied piano, voice, and dabbled in organ and guitar.
EXPERIENCE
I began teaching in college as a side job, but due to touring with orchestras I was unable to truly develop a studio. I also volunteer taught students from low-income families through the Azusa Pacific Conservatory for two years. In summer of 2010 and 2011 I took over a former teacher's studio of 20+ students while he toured in Europe.
METHODS USED
Although I began my musical career in the Suzuki method, I intentionally balance the ear-training approach of that method with music theory to create well-rounded musicians. My students will learn how to sight read music, improvize their own melodies, perform in an ensemble (chamber and/or orchestral) and master the art of performance with a solid foundation in music theory. I generally start off with Suzuki repertoire for beginning students, but supplement that with scales, positions exercises, dexterity exercises, and sight-reading material. For adult students I follow a similar technique, but I will generally ask them what they want to learn about the instrument and go from there, allowing them to choose their repertoire if they wish.
LESSON STYLE
My teaching style is more colloquial than most. I prefer and enjoy an environment that promotes expression of the student where we can learn from eachother. I understand the uniqueness of each of my students and cater to their needs be it attention span, shyness, learning speeds,etc. Music is a discipline and a means for expression and that's what we will learn in my lessons. I expect my younger students to practice a minimum of 30 minutes a day and 12+ years to be practicing 1-2 hours a day. 
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