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Instruments: Violin, Viola
Styles: Classical

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Bogdan B In Home In Studio
Instruments: Violin, Viola
Styles: Classical

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Registered Suzuki Method Teacher MM, Bowling Green State University, Violin Performance BM, Heidelberg University, Violin Performance

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2010 - Bowling Green State University Merit Scholarship 2008 - Ferris and Dorothy Ohl Prize for Outstanding Achievement in Music, Heidelberg University 2007 - Arthur E. and Helen M. Bean Best Instrumentalist Award May, Heidelberg University 2005 - Heidelberg University Merit Scholarship

Overview:

In 2009, I graduated from Heidelberg University with a bachelor’s degree in violin performance under the instruction of Dr. Ioana Galu. While at Heidelberg, I had the honor of receiving several awards, such as The Best Instrumentalist Award and the award for Outstanding Achievement in Music. I won first place in Heidelberg University’s instrumental Concerto Competition, which gave me the opportunity to perform as a soloist in February 2007 on the Mozart Concerto for violin no. 1 in B flat. I have since appeared in several concerto performances, such as the Vivaldi concerto for three violins with the Heidelberg Orchestra and Perrysburg Symphony Orchestra, Mozart Sinfonia Concertante with the Heidelberg Orchestra, and Vivaldi concerto for four violins, also with the Heidelberg Orchestra. In 2010 I was accepted to Bowling Green State University with a full tuition scholarship, and I graduated two years later with a master’s degree in violin performance under Professor Vasile Beluska.

EXPERIENCE

I have vast performing experience: solo, chamber and orchestral. While in school, I performed in many solo and chamber music recitals, including premiering student composition pieces in the Heidelberg New Music Festival. In my second year at Heidelberg, I was appointed concertmaster of the Heidelberg College-Community Orchestra, and held that position until my graduation. I am currently the Concertmaster for the Perrysburg Symphony Orchestra, a position that I have held for the last four years. In 2012, I had the privilege of being accepted into the Hollywood Concert Orchestra, a touring group based in Atlanta, GA. I have since toured Japan, China and the United States, returning once to China and playing for a second tour in the United States. I was appointed principal second violin for the Hollywood Concert Orchestra in 2015. I have strong teaching experience as well. I started teaching in the Preparatory Department at Heidelberg University. Following my schooling years, I kept a small private violin studio, and in 2015 I was hired as a violin professor at Forte Music School in Toledo, OH, and as Adjunct violin instructor at Owens Community College, positions that I still hold.

METHODS USED

I strive to teach my students abstract musical concepts such as beauty and order in applicable and practical ways. I want to stir the students’ curiosity and interest in the music they learn. Encouraging students to learn something about the composer, the musical era, and the ideas behind the music they perform adds to the depth of their interpretation. My goal in the teaching studio is that my students learn how to practice efficiently by themselves; rather, they learn how to learn. I want to foster awareness in my students’ playing so they are able change and learn as quickly as possible. Being a slave to habit, especially if the habit is destructive, is something that can hinder students from achieving their full potential. With my students, I work on their kinesthetic, auditory, tactile, and visual awareness, for the purpose of applying critical thinking to all aspects of playing their instrument. I challenge them to push themselves beyond their preconceived notions of what they can do and to break away from their self-inflicted limitations. I use various types of experimentation to achieve this. For example, a student having trouble with getting a consistent good tone might find out by experimenting with different contact points on the string that his/her tone color changes drastically depending on whether the bow is closer to the bridge or closer to the fingerboard. This exercise opens the student to new possibilities and the freedom to move toward developing a healthy, well-rounded, and rich sound. As a teacher, I strive to be excited and enthusiastic about what I do, so that I can influence my students to also be enthusiastic about music. In my lessons, I try to pay attention to all the small details and be proactive in addressing them. Preventing bad habits from growing before they become big problems is a priority for me. I also think about whether there is any way I can explain a concept or present an idea that might be all-encompassing in fixing a multitude of issues. I prepare and practice for my lessons so that I can maximize the value of the time we have together and be able to exemplify how to play. I strive to be sensitive to each student’s personality and needs, and to be able to adapt to get the best result possible.

LESSON STYLE

Plato once said that “Music is the movement of sound to reach the soul for the education of its virtue.” I believe that music is one of the deepest and most complex art forms. It reaches the depths of our souls and affects our lives in meaningful ways. It is my constant aspiration to inspire students to communicate the deepest longings of their souls through music, something that also requires the development of discipline and clear thinking. I strive to inspire my students to make music a life-long pursuit. While realizing that not all my students will become professional musicians, I do think that learning to play a musical instrument is essential in becoming a well-rounded human being. Teaching students to play their instruments in such a way that their souls are reflected in the music they perform is no easy task. My job as a teacher is to identify what Michelangelo called the “rubbish” -- those obstacles that stand in the way of natural and free musical expression -- and devise the most effective and fun ways to bring the “David” within to the forefront.

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