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Sarah K

Sarah K

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My main priority in every lesson is to make learning an instrument fun and comfortable. I have a plan mapped out for every lesson, for every student. Depending on the student's age, level and preference of genre, I pick out books suitable for each student, and also ask the student to bring in a piece or book they would like to work on. I find it important to make every lesson enjoyable, so it is crucial that the student enjoys the homework assigned when they leave the lesson.

Laura R

Laura R

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Nothing is more rewarding than seeing one of my students develop a passion for music. Therefore, it is important that each student progress at his or her own pace. It is essential to set a realistic course for my students at each lesson. Each lesson begins with a by review of the prior assignments and at that time I provide constructive ideas for improvement. I find it very important to encourage each student and acknowledge each challenge met. This is an ideal way to build the student's self-confidence making students eager to learn more.

Kimberly V

Kimberly V

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The lesson will begin with scales and etudes, and then we will work on a solo piece during the last half of the lesson. Music theory will be incorporated throughout the lessons according to individual student need. I believe it is important to set a strong and solid foundation in order to produce independence in future practice and performance. If the student wants to learn a certain music piece or style, I am open to incorporating that into the lesson as well. I am passionate about teaching beginners in the traditional method instead of the Suzuki or other various methods. I may, however, use the Suzuki books as a resource for solo pieces. FIRST LESSON: For the first lesson I enjoy learning the student's goals and interests. If the student does not have prior experience, I introduce the student to the parts of the violin, posture and positioning, and basic music theory (reading notes, rhythm, etc). If the student does have some experience, I will listen to any music they have already learned, and from there we will pick piees that will provide further improvement in musicality, technique, and skill.

George V

George V

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My students are all my best friends!

Kathryn R

Kathryn R

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My goal as a teacher is to maintain a healthy balance of challenging my students while also providing a nurturing environment for growth at their own pace. Many of my students have different goals; some want to learn for pleasure, others need preparation for an audition, or individuals want refresher sessions for upcoming performances or events. What a student (or parents) aims to achieve through their lessons is made priority and I'm very flexibile in how I approach my style accordingly. Regardless of what the aspirations are, I recognize that it is important to reward small stepping stones in progress while also maintaining a larger, ultimate goal in sight. It is crucial for the student to receive satisfaction and enjoyment from their music while also keeping focus on forward progression. Again, the way this is achieved varies according to age and expereince. 

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