My philosophy of teaching is based on the Suzuki method. This is a method of learning on which young children are taught music at a very young age. The theory behind this is that children can absorb music very quickly at a young age, just as they can learn a new language. However, I do not believe that it is entirely restricted to young children, and that with the right push and drive, any child of any age can learn to play the violin well.
My style of teaching focuses on engaging and fun learning. As children are easily bemused by other things, and may struggle to concentrate, I believe that it is paramount that these children are constantly intrigued and engaged in their educational learning of the violin. If the child wants to and loves to play the violin, then they will play better and learn faster. It’s as simple as that.
I teach violin students of all ages, up to grade 8 AMEB level, with lessons only available on Saturday and Sundays.