I am a degreed Violin teacher looking for students who wish to learn the basics, improve their skills and have fun playing different styles of music on the violin.
I teach beginning and intermediate violin from the Essential Methods series and beginning piano from the Alfred piano series. I also have supplement books to help students with their technique and learn advanced positions on the violin. I prefer for students to come to my in-home studio, but will be happy to travel to their home as well if within 15 miles.
I am classically trained, but also enjoy playing other styles of music, including Country (fiddle), Blue Grass, church music and songs from musicals. I use music from the Suzuki Books for solo pieces only, or students who would to learn some different, challenging pieces separate from the traditional book. I am not a Suzuki trained teacher.
I am currently taking new students
I am a private violin teacher who recently moved from Texas to Phoenix, and am in the process of building up my teaching studio again after having to leave about nine (9) students in Texas.
I received my Bachelor of Music degree in Violin Performance from Lamar University in Beaumont, Texas. I have played violin since elementary school and have been in several small and large volunteer symphony orchestras over the years. I have also played in two paid symphonies in Louisiana while I was in college. I have had as many as 16 students at one time in Beaumont, and have taught in two Music Studios as well as in the Middle and High Schools in Rockwall and Mesquite, Texas. I have also performed for weddings and other special events in the past, including four (4) church cantatas.
I teach out of a bedroom in my house where all of my musical instruments are located. I am also about to enter into my first full season of the Pro-Musica Orchestra. I played two concerts with them last season.
I really enjoy seeing students progress with learning the violin or piano and will do whatever it takes to have them accomplish their goals. Most students want to learn certain kinds of music, but don’t understand that you have to learn the basics first in order to be able to do that.