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Doctor of Osteopathic Medicine (D.O.), New York Institute of Technology College of Osteopathic
Medicine Bachelor of Science (B.S.), Biology with Departmental Honors: Neuroscience Specialization
Bachelor of Science (B.S.), Applied Mathematics and Statistics
I am a passionate and dedicated violinist and instructor who loves sharing my knowledge and working with students of all levels. Since the age of 11, I have been studying the violin on a systematic and professional training track. Performing in symphonic orchestras and chamber ensembles has been truly enjoyable and enriching. Throughout my musical career, I had the opportunities to give solo performances and serve as the concertmaster of different local orchestras, such as NYSSMA area all state and Stony Brook University Symphony Orchestra. My repertoire ranges from Baroque period to contemporary works. Some of my favorite pieces include Sarasate’s Zigeunerweisen Op.20, Beethoven’s Violin Sonata No. 9 (Kreutzer Sonata), and Saint-Saëns’ Violin Concerto No. 3.
My music teaching experience started after I graduated from college. I held private lessons to students who were preparing for auditions, recitals, NYSSMA, college applications, and to people who just simply love playing music. I have taught students ranging from elementary school to retirees. I encourage students to practice every day and help them stay motivated. I also urge my students to participate in recitals and competitions and play in orchestras and string ensembles, which will help them making friends and improve their communication skills. These experiences will be invaluable no matter what professions you choose in the future.
For students of all levels, I emphasize on building a solid foundation and technique. I stress on the importance of practicing the correct way using the least amount of time needed. With only a short period of training and adjustment, students and parents could witness drastic improvements and excellent results. For beginners, my main teaching material include pieces in the Suzuki workbook. However, I also emphasize on the importance of basic scale training. For intermediate students, I incorporate short concertos such as Vivaldi, Bach, and Haydn. In addition, etudes and scale practice with arpeggios are the basis for technique improvement. Other teaching materials may include Carl Flesch scale system, Hřímalý scales, Ševčík, Wohlfahrt, Kreutzer, and Vieuxtemps. My curriculum is individualized to each student’s ability and interest. The ultimate goal of my teaching philosophy is to help my students truly understand music in an artistic form.
The ultimate goal of my teaching philosophy is to help my students to develop a passion for music and eventually develop their own understanding of music in an artistic form. Every week, I set goals that are individualized for every student. If the goals are not met, we could discuss the situation and adjust accordingly. Students should feel comfort during the lessons and enjoy playing. I also actively listens to feedbacks provided by the students and families and make reasonable changes to the teaching plan.
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