Beginners to Advanced
Ages 4 to 99 years
I have been teaching the violin for 20 years in Europe and Australia based on the well known Russian Violin School. This method has gifted the world some of the most famous violinists such as David Oistrakh, Sviatoslav Richter, Kathleen Parlow, Vladimir Spivakov and Maxim Vengerov.
I am preparing all level students for AMEB examinations and VCE. Also I help students to award scholarships to local private schools.
I teach because I love music. I love working with people, teaching is just icing on the cake. I love how music enables people of all ages to open up and express themselves in a positive way, no matter what life throws their way. I believe music teaches discipline, builds self esteem; helps set and achieve goals; and positively affects and enhances other curricular endeavors.
My teaching philosophy is to always have fun while learning, to set attainable goals for the student, to learn through encouragement and discipline, and to help students come to love music on a personal level. I focus on the character of each student, their ambitions and desires to see that the student and/or parents are satisfied. Teaching is a privilege for me that I do not take for granted.
I offer forty-five minute, sixty minute lessons, or longer on a weekly basis.
In addition to weekly lessons, I lead a monthly adult students╒ violin ensemble, which provides the unique opportunity to create a collaborative learning community where one can explore music in a warm and friendly environment.
For the beginners during the initial stages of learning the violin is mostly learning the correct bow grip with some open string playing and plucking. Then we learn how to place the fingers on the finger board which is what we call the eft hand frame. Once we are playing with both hands, we learn tunes, posture, stretching properly, different bow strokes, how to play in tune, scale work, how to practice effectively, how to play with ease with a beautiful tone (no dying cat sounds!) and much more.
A typical lesson will begin with scales to warm up, a review of the previous week╒s material, and a new assignment. Students will memorize pieces, be proficient in scales and rhythms, and all the while laughing and having a great time. I am known with my students for my creative analogies and flexibility to try new things in order to adapt to the students strengths and weaknesses. My students look forward to coming to their lesson, and that is very rewarding as a teacher.
I am strict in the sense that I like students to polish their pieces before moving on. I like to keep them focused on playing well, not just playing.
I look forward to helping you achieve your goals and discover your talents and I hope we can learn together. I look forward to meeting you!
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Israel Youth Philharmonic Orchestra (1994-1997) – Second Violin
Private tuition (1994 to present)
Bachelor of Music ╨ Soloist and Teacher (Tel-Aviv University, Israel)
Graduate Diploma of Artist ╨ Central Special Music School of Moscow Conservatory, Russia
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