Featured Violin Teachers Near Pittsburgh, PA

Karen A

Karen A

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I have been professionally enriched by and have personally thrived on Dr. Shinichi Suzuki's philosophy that everyone can learn to play the violin well, regardless of musical background and heredity. His four pillars of violin mastery are: proper instruction, daily practice, daily listening (to professional recordings of the Suzuki Violin Book pieces) and a loving and nurturing environment both at home and in lessons. In applying the Suzuki method, I spend ample time helping my students build a solid technical foundation (correct bow hold, finger placement, posture, form, etc.) and a perceptive musical ear (ability to recognize correct pitch, rhythm, etc.). After this initial period, I begin teaching notes and general music theory, while continuing to use the Suzuki Violin Books as the cornerstone of instruction. It has been incredibly rewarding to see my students blossom  - musically and personally - through this method of violin instruction.

Anton S

Anton S

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I am an instructor who will focus on technique and musicality and make lessons very engaging and fun. I have a Master's Degree in Music from Duquesne University where I served as a concertmaster and a Bachelor's Degree from Southeastern Louisiana University where I was contracted musician with Baton Rouge Symphony Orchestra.

Jessica H

Jessica H

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In addition to a set repertoire of study, I always collaborate with students to work on repertoire they find fun and engaging whether that be classical, jazz, pop, or any other genre. I believe working on music that the student genuinely enjoys encourages practice and imparts a love of music that will last a lifetime. 

Aaron S

Aaron S

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I take aspects of different methods and combine them with my own to create a opportunity for the student to explore and experiment with their music, with out developing bad habits. I like to use the Suzuki books as a basis solely for musical progression, but technical set up is catered to differently for each student. The violin is not a naturally held instrument, and not everyone's body is the same, therefore I work with each student individually to find the right set up for their body. No matter what level you're at, scales, etudes and theory are a must. My main goal is to give you the tools to understand the violin, understand music, and how to put everything together cohesively. While I will give you the tools, it's up to the student to use them.

Erica C

Erica C

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As a teacher, my teaching is very heavily based off of the students needs. I find that many need example and learn small things off of imitation, therefore I am able to provide examples. I have also had students who recieve information better if explained verbally. Overall, I begin with a set warmup each lesson and we then get right to work on repertoire the student is working on or that I have given them to work on. I expect my students to be prepared, ready to learn, and always open to new ideas!

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