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Rachel P. - Violin and Viola Teacher
$90per hour

Rachel's lessons:

Violin, Viola

Violin Lessons

My teaching method is a combination of certain Suzuki principles and methods that my pre-college teacher, Mimi Zweig created. It's so important for students to get a solid foundation when they're starting out on a new instrument. For adults, I try to craft my instructional choices to reflect the goals of the student, no matter their ability level. All students learn differently, so it's always a priority for me, no matter the age or playing level of the student, to tailor my instruction to best benefit the student!
I'm a very goal-oriented teacher and like to set benchmarks with my students so, together, we can evaluate their progress. Every student is different so goals for each student reflect their goals for themselves as well as what is realistic for them. It's important that each student go at their own pace and it's my job to give them the skills and encourage them to get what they want and need out of their lessons. I also try to find out what drives each student in order to make my instruction as efficient and personally motivating as possible.

Levels
Beg
Int
Adv
Specialties
Classical
Ages
3 to 80

Viola Lessons

Levels
Beg
Int
Adv
Specialties
Classical
Ages
7 to 80

Overview

I'm a really passionate educator/performer who absolutely loves to teach! I started studying violin at three and grew up in the pre-college String Academy program at Indiana University. That experience made me realize how important music education really is! I've made it a lifelong goal to create more access to music education for anyone who has an interest in learning an instrument. I have degrees in music performance from the University of Michigan and Indiana University and have spent much of my life traveling the world performing. Highlights include performances and recording with Sinfonia Varsovia, dozens of tours as concertmaster of the Schlewig-Holstein Festival Orchestra and performances with the Vinifera Trio, a group I helped to found in the San Francisco Bay Area.




Education

Master of Music

Aug 2008 - May 2011Indiana University

Bachelor of Music

Sep 2004 - Jun 2008University of Michigan

Languages Spoken

  • EnglishFluent/Native Proficiency

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Teacher's Home Studio
Oakland, CA
Near Telegraph Ave.
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Lessons held via webcam
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