My Teaching

WHAT AGES DO YOU TEACH?

My studio is open to students ages 4 to 18

What is your teaching style?

My teaching approach combines the philosophy of the Suzuki Violin Method with the work of pedagogue Mimi Zweig as well as my own traditional training at San Francisco Conservatory of Music. I focus on ear training, tone production, and solid technique with every student. My teaching also incorporate a whole body approach to playing the violin. Students will learn to produce a beautiful tone with ease of motion.  

What is the Suzuki Method?

The Suzuki Method is the teaching philosophy of Japanese pedagogue Shinichi Suzuki. Dr. Suzuki believed that every child can learn to play the violin given proper support and instruction. He referred to his teaching as the Mother Tongue Method, meaning that young children can learn music just as they do their mother language. The method emphasizes listening, repetition, group performance, and tone production. 

This method is much more than a set of ideas for teaching and learning. Suzuki teachers believe that character development is just as important as assignments and performances. Students are taught to play beautifully in a nurturing environment. Parents are then encouraged to foster this environment during home practice time.