I am a professional Violin/Viola Player with Great background experience, playing in different orchestras and bands also playing in a huge audience, working in Philharmonic Orchestra about 16th Years and Cruise Ship Companies about 7th Years as a Band Leader of Strings.
I am ready to share my knowledge and ability how to play Violin/Viola and make study easy and successful. Also available to teach Music Theory .
First lesson is free of charge.Let’s meet and know each other. My lessons are tailored to each individual student’s needs and requirements particularly where following the traditional grade exam system alone may fall short in offering a well rounded musical experience. Violin/Viola lessons will include Improving technique with melodic study pieces which focus on one or maximum 2 aspects string technique at a time
Ear training to develop awareness of intonation
Listening, diagnosing and problem-solving techniques to ensure efficient and effective practice between lessons
Learning how to play in context as ensemble in Duo(with me)
Theory / Aural lessons will include
Ear training (learning how to memorise and sing back a succession of notes – and eventually melodies)
Interval training (learning to detect by ear the interval between two notes played at the same time)
Dictation (annotating a given melody – for more advanced students)
Rhythm training (learning how to clap increasingly complicated rhythms in different time signatures)
Chords (recognising different types of chords – Major, Minor, Dominant/Diminished 7th etc)
I am native Russian, Ukrainian Language and a fluent English speaker and lessons can be taught in either of these languages using the Solfège (do re mi) or letter name ( A B C) systems. If a student wishes to transition from one system to another or is interested in learning both, this can be facilitated as well.