Gift Certificates Available. SHOP NOW!
other: West Springfield High School
Student of the Quarter West Springfield High school
I am a very enthusiastic music teacher who understands the importance of relaxed play and changing the style of musicality. I concentrate on two things in your play, your technique and your ability to produce musical sound. Classical music runs in my family. I come a background where classical music is preferred to rock and roll. I would prefer to be a kind, friendly professional who respects the feelings of his students. If I were to teach you, I would use the knowhow I have to guide you to learn how to play the instrument.
I had Jan Summers as my music teacher when I was very young. Jan Summers is married to Vernon Summers a professional violinist in the National Symphony. A colleague of my father who was also in the National Symphony when I was there in my life. My next teacher was Murray Labman who was also a colleague of my father. It was there I had a few lessons where I rose to higher performance levels and moved on to Edwin Johanet another colleague of my father. With him I learned pieces like the Bruch, I learned Bach six sonatas and partitas, I learned Saints San Intro and Rhondo and became competent at many forms of music. I greatly grew through learning relaxed play in college from John England and with Jason Day I have advanced and am doing well the Beethoven violin concerto. I am very avid participant in classical music and continue to learn to play better.
Scales and etudes are fundamental to building technical skills around the violin so you can learn facility around the instrument. I believe in teaching finger spacing as well as determining fingering around the instrument through appropriate shifts. When I first started off on the instrument I could not play any farther up the finger board than first position. Now I have all positions on the finger bard mastered. I you choose me to teach you I would probably concentrate on how you move the bow including which of the arm you use muscle wise to produce sound out of your bow arm. I suppose there are many things that I could use to help your play but these are some of the basics.
I do not believe in degrading my students. I try be kind each time I teach. If I were your teacher I would probably to teach through appropriate questions the student understands as well as with instruction the student understands. One thing I would like to do is to see if a student could up with their own teaching or learning suggestion as to how well you play the violin. As to any new strategies as to how to the violin. The only I would be disappointed with a student is if they stayed from the material or try to always play like a virtuoso. Other than that I would always be nice and kind to the student.
Select all the days/times the student would be available to start lessons. Selecting "3pm - 7pm" means the student can start as early as 3pm or start as late as 7pm. It is important that you select as many days and the widest window of start times for each day as possible. That will help us make a match with one of our teachers.Ok
Are you sure that's your only availability? The more availability you easier it will be to arrange a teacher for you.