Red Door Violin Studios

I work with child and adult students across all skill levels and genres. My teaching is mostly technique based to help students reach the goal of playing music that helps them continue a lifetime of joy and creativity. My passionate teaching approach varies from student to student, as I understand that each is on their own journey. I have over ten years teaching experience, a five start rating on google business, and a sincere desire to help students achieve at any stage.

About my course:

My lessons are focused on setting up students with the technique they need to play music that inspires them! That includes:

  • A comfortable playing position
  • Left hand set up (the hand in charge of notes on the fingerboard)
  • Bow hold and technique
  • Note reading
  • Ear training
  • Advanced techniques (shifting, vibrato, etc.)
  • Mindfulness and breathing exercises

I meet students where they are at, and help them hone in on specific areas they would like to improve or learn about. My lessons are fun, dynamic, and well paced to cover a wide array of topics in each lesson, with the goal of putting it all together to play MUSIC!

Students need not have any prior training or experience. I am great at working with beginning, intermediate, and advanced violinists. The only thing you will need is an instrument, any shoulder equipment you will need (determined at our first lesson), a notebook, and a pencil. Depending on what the student wants to learn, we will select repertoire together, and make sure the student has access to that repertoire.

Again, my main goal is to help students build a fun, rewarding, and lasting relationship with their instrument! Thank you for visiting my profile! I wish you well on your musical journey!

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Teacher's Bio: Michael is a violinist, born in Salt Lake City Utah, who currently resides in Chicago Illinois. He began playing violin through the public school system when he was 10 years old, and hasn’t stopped playing since. His music career took him to the University of Utah, where he studied with Leonard Brauss, John Englund, and Dr. Kasia Sokol-Borup. He has worked with many ensembles over the years, including the Utah Philharmonia, the University of Utah New Music Ensemble, and the Salt Lake Symphony Orchestra. As a student at the University of Utah, he was awarded a seat in the O.C. Tanner Honors String Quartet. He is also very passionate about music outside of the classical realm. In 2015 he helped found a post rock ensemble, Hoofless, which played in a wide range of venues from concert halls, art galleries, and rock venues throughout the city. In addition, he has worked in collaboration with visual artists, dancers, rap artists, and poets. A passionate teacher, he has held positions at The Madeleine Choir School, American Preparatory Academy, and Salty Cricket Composer’s Collective’s El Sistema Programs. He holds a BMA from the University of Utah and is currently working on a Master’s Degree at the Chicago College of Performing Arts with Miss. Almita Vamos. When he’s not playing, he likes to visit art galleries and spend long afternoons with his two beloved kitties, Jasper and Arthur.
Style of Offering : One on one lessons
Max Number of Attendees: 1
Date and Time : Various
Signup Deadline: None