B.M.and M.M. Violin Performanceat Manhattan School of Music, Suzuki Teachers Certification Scholl for Strings NYC
30 years private and Group
Preschool to Adults
What do students need to bring to their first lesson?
if new to violin, bring instrument , notebook/pen.Otherwise bring most recent piece studied and list of previous techniques and repertoire. Then we’ll take it from there !
If a young beginner, I introduce the instrument and its parts, bow; Vocalizing the primary 4 Suzuki rhythms, learning and re-enforcing posture for playing, learning to pluck rhythms then instructed to play on open strings. If the grasp is very good, a few notes are introduced. Intro to older and non-beginner students will involve a mutual re-evaluation of previous exercises or pieces and devise a plan to improve and build on with new games, exercises, and composition as necessary to make for a productive and fun month of lessons.
Depends on age and level . Focus is on technical studies and repertoire.
Daily practice is stressed , encouraged and a plan is devised along with student to help this become a joyful reality.
Semester/ Academic year/Summer lessons