Note from the violin teacher:
Hello current and prospective students!
For those of you who know me, it goes without saying that I have a huge commitment to excellence (you might not be able to tell if you look in my kitchen cabinets, but that statement certainly holds true for string playing and teaching!)
I place a lot of importance on proper technique while still keeping things fresh and fun. After all, music is about enjoyment. It should be just as entertaining to play the violin as it is to listen to it.
I always tell my students never to accept anything that is "almost.." or "good enough" while practicing. That's not our aim when we practice. But who said hard work couldn't be fun? Not to mention, there's nothing better than reaping the reward of our hard work!
About the teacher:
Julia Hansen is a teacher and performer in the Newark, DE area.
Her teachers included:
- Xiang Gao- violin professor at University of Delaware.
- Charles Ponall-student of Jascha Heifetz and Josef Gingold
- Aaron Rosand-holds the Richard Starling chair at the Curtis Institute of Music
- David Kim-concertmaster of the Philadelphia Orchestra
- C.J. Chang-principal violist of the Philadelphia Orchestra
She is an active chamber musician with her husband, Adam Hansen (cellist).
Julia has 8 years of teaching experience, and currently teaches through her private studios, in Elkton, MD (near Newark, DE) and in Downingtown, PA (near Exton, PA).