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How to Contact the Teacher
Students interested in taking viola or violin lessons may contact me via the request information form or the information provided on the Teacher Contact page. Lessons are available in my home studio which is convenient to Chester County and Lancaster, PA. Current student body is from Coatesville, Downingtown, Exton, Lionville, Lancaster, and West Chester.
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Violin Student for 3 years, Age 7
How do you decide on a teacher?
Naturally, as a musician who has been in your position before, I understand how difficult it can be to find the right teacher for you. I have studied with a lot of different teachers. Some had great reputations for teaching and brought the best out of my playing, yet others with equally impressive resumes and reputations failed to connect with me as a student and kept me at a stand still.
I think this is because of two factors.
How engaged the teacher is in each lesson
Whether they care about the success of each student and to what degree
Some of the teachers I have worked with would put so much energy into our violin lessons. Each lesson felt like a huge turning point in my violin playing. These are the teachers I owe
the most to, and I am so grateful for their incredible faith in my ability.
This is what I strive to give my students. I feel it is a
responsibility to pass down the traditions of great string playing, while providing undying support and guidance in their pursuits as a string player.
That is why it is important to me that I offer regular performance opportunities and to provide information about other music related activities (since these play a big role in the overall education of musicians). As a full time violin/viola teacher, I am fully committed to each and every one of my students.
For more information about my method see Teaching Method. As I state in my method, the best way to find out if a teacher is right for you is to meet with that teacher and, if possible, have a lesson.