There are a lot of hidden gems to playing the violin. Some can be found in books, some on the Internet. Some can be discovered by your own rigorous efforts. But some are hidden in plain sight and it will take a teacher to help you see them. These are the things that, through no fault of our own, we do incorrectly through lack of experience. That's where I come in. I am especially good at helping students find the gems, wherever they may be and what ever form they take.
I do this in a traditional way. Listening and observation, but apply solutions that are relatively new. How you feel and think can have a massive influence on outcomes.
I closely follow the teaching of Kodály, Suzuki, but subscribe to Pablo Casals, practical approach to learning music.
In this regard I'm supportive, an experienced teacher and generous with my knowledge.
So in summary, my lessons are a blend of traditional teaching methods with up to date findings, all in a fun relaxed atmosphere.
I teach young and old alike.