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Karen A

Karen A

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For young children, I try as much as possible to make them feel like they are participating in an activity or playing a game rather than taking a violin lesson. This captures and holds their attention, and allows them to have fun AND learn the violin well, all at the same time! For teens and adults, the lesson takes on more of a dialogic format, allowing for instruction as well as relative conversation. Regardless of age, I guide all my students through the Suzuki Books, song by song, ensuring they master the fundamental technique called for before moving on to the next. My favorite tool for teaching is the use of concrete items (especially for young children), or concrete images/ideas, which lend themselves to a solid proficiency of the technique to be learned or barrier to overcome.

Anton S

Anton S

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I have been teaching privately since 2003. In 2005 I Was hired as a violin instructor at Southeastern Louisiana Community Music School where I taught for 5 years. After my Graduate studies I accepted a teaching position at Duquesne University City Music Center.

Jessica H

Jessica H

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I graduated from Indiana University of Pennsylvania with a degree in flute performance in 2008, and have been pursuing a career in music ever since. I have always loved performing, and now have ten years of professional performance experience under my belt to share with my students. I have enjoyed opportunities to play with a wide variety of ensembles including: classical/orchestral, chamber music, contemporary ensembles, flute quartet, musicals, jazz combos, folk bands, traditional Irish music, and free improvisation accompanying poetry or narrative. 

Aaron S

Aaron S

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Everyone comes at music from a different angle, therefore I approach teaching each student from a different angle. One of the most important things to me is to teach the student how to use their head before they try to produce a sound. Learning an instrument can be very fun and extremely satisfying, but it takes more work than most people expect. While this may be true, I understand everyone is busy and practicing a couple hours a day is often impossible. Teaching my students to accomplish a goal in as small amount of time as possible may sound backwards, but it works. This does not teach them to cut corners, but rather how to be extremely efficient. I find much more success in students who need to accomplish something on 20 mins of practicing a day, than I do with students have no plan and practice for hours. I will make learning the violin a joy, I will fill students heads with as much knowledge as they can hold, and I will teach you how to make music.

Erica C

Erica C

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Piano: I am very much classically based, but am able to branch out to styles of students choice. I believe that no matter what, classical is the bases for everything, so the student will be learning more of this before moving onto contemporary works. Violin: I grew up studying the Suzuki method and found that this is the most affective for my students as well. Voice: Again, classical is the bases for voice as well. We will study some classical music and may be singing in different languages to help us when approaching contemporary, musical theatre, pop, etc.

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