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Instruments: Violin
Styles: Classical, Pop, Musical Theater, Hip Hop

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Shanta T In Home In Studio Teaches Online
Instruments: Violin
Styles: Classical, Pop, Musical Theater, Hip Hop

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In Your Home My Studio Online
Ages Taught: 14-40
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Degrees / Training / Special Info:

Diploma, Specialty Center of Visual and Performing Arts

Awards:

2015- Best in Musicality Award 2014- Distinguished Artist/Scholar Award 2013- Senior Regional Orchestra, 1st Violin 2012- Senior Regional Orchestra, 2nd Violin 2012- Central Regional Orchestra, Orchestra A, 1st Chair Principal 2011- Central Regional Orchestra, Orchestra B

Overview:

"Music doesn't lie. If there is something to be changed in this world, then it can only happen through music." -Jimi Hendrix I am in love with every aspect in music and an advocate for arts education funding. I graduated high school from the Specialty Center for Visual and Performing Arts. I am currently attending Old Dominion University majoring in Business with a minor in Music Education. I plan to open my own school of music one day. I have played in numerous orchestras, even jazz bands. As well as playing alongside the president's very own Marine Quartet in 2013 and 2014. I have had the chance to take master classes from Professor Susanna Klein at Virginia Commonwealth University and to perform side by side with Mark Wood, his wife and son! I also was able to meet and improvise with famous youtube sensation, Eric Stanley. I believe that music is a universal mold and it has a huge impact on our education.

EXPERIENCE

Although this is my first official teaching job, I began teaching back in 2011 during my freshman year of high school. I had the pleasure of conducting and teaching both concert and chamber orchestra. I then became a student assistant my senior year and was able to do one-on-one's with the younger students. I encourage my students to go home and practice their scales. They are the key to the perfect bow hand/movement, structure, and agile finger movement. While I am quite proficient in classical training, I try to use current types of music to being clarity to the classical style giving students something to enjoy as well as relate to! Not only do I support my students inside the classroom to motivate them, I like to attend any outside performances and auditions my students have going on to let them know I support them 100%!

METHODS USED

For beginning students, I usually teach with Hal Leonard's Essential Elements books starting with book 1 to book 3. Once they are comfortable, and progression is recognized, I will introduce Suzuki Violin School. Not only do I solely focus on the music, I give students hand and bow exercises they can do during lessons or while just sitting at home watching TV. I also recommend that my students practice in the bathroom while at home because of the natural acoustics it provides. I like to incorporate music that my student likes in the lesson in order to keep the lesson fun and engaging!

LESSON STYLE

My teaching style is based on the student's skill level. I teach at your pace! Not only do I teach at the student's pace, I have each student construct their own goal calendar to keep in my records as well as the student's home. I like to call it a "music vision board" because to me there are no numerical deadlines on a student's musical progress. I like to find out what inspires a student in order to better my teaching. I also believe strongly in student-teacher feedback. I want to know how I am doing a teacher because my students are what inspires me through my music.

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Tamia Rivers

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I remember working with Shanta while she was a student assistant. She always dedicated herself to our class as a whole and individually. Her love for music is inspiring by itself. Miss ya Shanta!

Review posted on Aug 14, 2017
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