Note: My schedule is currently full and I am not accepting new students at this time. But feel free to contact me for updates.
I started teaching violin during my first year of university at Long & McQuad and Arbutus Music (Nanaimo). Since then, I have grown a passion for helping students achieve their goals in violin, music theory, ear training, and computer music. I have taught all ages and levels from the 4 year old prodigy to the 70 year old beginner; all are welcome! I am happy to provide one on one feedback for your pieces, or if you need ideas, to provide suggestions for new repertoire. I understand everyone has different learning styles (visual, auditory, and kinesthetic) and I adapt my lessons according to the individual student’s needs. I utilize materials from Suzuki, Essential Elements, Schradieck, Carl Flesch, the RCM syllabus etc.
I can teach lessons either in person at the student’s home (in Calgary, AB), or through Google Hangouts or Skype. I have previous experience with giving online lessons through Violin Tutor Pro/The Violin Shack. While I believe that online lessons are never as beneficial as meeting in person, I have adapted to the medium to its full potential. I have previously connected with online students from North America, India, and Britain. However, please note when booking lessons that I go by Mountain Daylight Time. I suggest students who wish do do online lessons have at least one year of previous violin experience.
Prices differ based on the length of the lessons and whether they are in person or online. Please contact me for more details.
For beginners of all age levels I suggest purchasing a copy of Suzuki Book 1 and a music stand. For young children, I suggest renting a violin as opposed to purchasing because children will grow out of the smaller sizes. If you live in a dry climate I suggest dark rosin, and for humid climates, light rosin.