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Mariana A

Mariana A

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Versatile musician performing internationally as a Chamber, an Orchestral and Tango musician. Member of the Jeunesses Musicales World Orchestra. Winner of the 2004 Concerto Competition, Academic Orchestra of the Colon Theater in Buenos Aires, the 2006 Merit Award from the Argentine National Fund of the Arts and the 2007 Mozarteum scholarship. Co-founder of Boquitas Pintadas Tango Quintet.    Dedicated and passionate pedagogue with 11 years experience teaching children and adults in individual and group lessons. Fluent in Ukrainian, Russian, Spanish and English.

Julie L

Julie L

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I began teaching private lessons part-time when I was still in high school on Long Island.  I have taught in elementary day care in the early 1990's and taught in public schools elementary general music and chorus, beginning instrumental music at the elementary level, as well as middle school orchestra in the San Lorenzo Unified School District.  After a vocal chord injury, I left the public schools to create my indie record label, produce new projects and allow healing.  Several years ago, I went back to teaching private lessons through a music store, and have since relocated my studio to my home.  I love the positive energy my students bring to their lessons, and enjoy encouraging them to be the best they can be in music, and in their lives.  I love to work with students of all ages who really want to learn!

Sophia K

Sophia K

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I first discovered my love for teaching during my college years.  I maintained a private studio for three years of my time there, and have been instructing privately and in local schools since that time.  With a recent teaching history including Cazadero Music Camp, Berkeley High School, West Portal Lutheran School, The Mark Music School, and the Northern California Music and Art Culture Center, I hope to offer you the tools, motivation, and insight to make your learning experience positive and rewarding.  My teaching style is structured, but compassionate, as I believe that the right balance of difficulty and fun is the key to continually motivating my students.  Though learning a new instrument can be frustrating at times, regular, scheduled practice time, and knowing how to practice effectively is the key to breaking through the invisible walls sometimes encountered in violin playing.  As a teacher, my main goal is to serve my students and instill in them a love of music.  Due to this philosophy, I am always thinking of new ways to adapt to my students' needs and explain/work through difficult concepts and areas of the music. Lastly, I believe that playing music with others is a crucial factor in motivating a student to practice and learn on their own.  Therefore, I highly encourage all of my students to participate in recitals and ensembles where they can share their accomplishments, make new friends, and admire joint achievements.  I teach all ages, and currently specialize in starting beginners out on the violin.

Samuel B

Samuel B

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For beginners in Piano I recommend using Faber Piano Adventures. However if the students have been using other books, those are welcome. As the students are progressing, I will introduce them to solo repertoire in order to play in a recital. For Violin/Viola I start using the Suzuki series but I also include a modern repertoire and techniques. Sometimes I arrange a piece the student likes so they can start play the pieces they are familiar with.

Julia B

Julia B

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I do everything to ensure my students are learning at their best rate while also having fun! This includes specific weekly and semester-based goals as well as constant open communication. Each student has different motivations that can change over time, so I change the nature of the lessons as the student continues to grow and clarify their goals as a musician. For younger students, I play as many games as possible that directly apply to what we are learning. For older students, I encourage students to perform with orchestras and chamber music if and when they are ready! Music is lifelong endeavor with so many possibilities!

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