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BM, San Francisco Conservatory MM, Das Universitätsprofil der Kunstuniversität Graz (Austria) MM, DePaul University
The Schubert Club Competition, MN
I am a professional violinist with a 10+ years teaching experience. I started to play violin at the age of 5 in Minsk (Belarus), attending a special music school for gifted kids. I have B.of. M. from the San Francisco Conservatory of Music, studying with the concertmaster of San Francisco Symphony, Alexander Barantschik. My master studies includes a year at the University of Music and Performing Arts, Graz (Austria) and DePaul University (under Prof. Ilya Kaler). I have experience playing solo, chamber and orchestra; touring with different groups, including Lucern Festival Orchestra.
I began teaching violin and piano about 10 years ago, privately and in music studios. Now days I prefer teaching privately (at my studio/student's location, online). I try to conduct my lessons based on requirements, wishes and abilities of my students, whether you need to play an audition for an orchestra, taking lessons for a general education purposes, trying to learn something new and exciting or introducing a small child to the amazing world of arts. My goal is to help you to understand the instrument, answer your questions, help you to be consistent with practicing, prepare for orchestra auditions, and in a long way to further motivate in pursing music lessons. I have students starting age 3+. Times/dates negotiable, depending on availability
I believe that in order to discover and understand all the abilities of the chosen instrument , all aspects of musical study are important. This includes theory, keyboard skills, singing, listening to great recordings and attending concerts. I really try to make lessons a positive, fun experience in a friendly environment, always taking into consideration each student's age, abilities and wishes. But at the same time, as a teacher, I have a responsibility before all of my students which is to help you to play the instrument. I always want the students to enjoy themselves, but in order to get good results, whatever is your goal, each student is required to practice at home everything that I am giving you at the lesson. It should not be long, but doing your "homework" is a must.
Music, as well as any other activities like dancing, painting or math, requires a schedule and a practice. Everyone progresses at their own pace, the most important is always to move. I believe that right habits are very important and from the beginning I try to give my students strong technical foundation. If the student feels comfortable playing the instrument and has at least a basic understanding what is being required from him or her, they will enjoy the music itself, not thinking that playing an instrument is a struggle.
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