Lessons

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Fees and Recital

Weekly private and semi-group lessons are offered. Formal student recitals are free to participate (excluding rehearsal fees) and are held twice a year with piano accompaniment. Please contact to inquire about lesson and rehearsal fees.

Repertoire

For beginning student, using a mixture of the Suzuki method and Essential Element 2000 is an effective way to help student learn to read music, practice, developing basic technique, and study fun repertoire. During the late beginning stage, traditional violin studies such as Hrimaly, Sevcik, Wohlfahrt book 1 will be introduced to the student. Intermediate student will study selections from Wohlfahrt book 2, Sevcik, Kayser, and Mazas, in addition to repertoire such as Suzuki book 4-5, Dancla’s Air Varie, and Accolay concerto. Early advanced student will study Carl Flesch or Galamian scale system, Kreutzer, Dont, and concerto such as the Rode concerto, Haydn, and Mozart concerto no.3. Advanced students will continue studying Kreutzer, Rode caprices, Fiorello, Bach unaccompanied violin sonata, advanced concertos such as the Bruch, Lalo, and various show pieces.

Symphony Auditions

My students actively perform with local musical ensembles such as the Sacramento Youth Symphony, Davis High School Symphony, UC Davis Symphony, Emerson-Harper orchestra, and Holmes orchestra. For audition-specific questions, please specify the student’s grade level and musical background in your inquiries. Audition inquiries for Davis High School Symphony and UC Davis Symphony should be made approximately a year in advance. Please visit the Auditions page for more information.

Teaching Philosophy

Simply telling a student what you know is only a superficial process in teaching. Rather, discovering a student’s potential and teaching him/her a proper learning method plays a much more important role in teaching. This forms a framework that allows the students to learn not only from the instructor, but also themselves, and information that’s beyond the instructor’s knowledge. I believe that teaching music is about nurturing a student’s learning behavior and psychological preparedness, since they are very important to a student’s mental development.

Practice

All students are expected to practice minimum 1 hour (60 minutes) per day. For more information on practicing, please visit the Practice page. I have also created the Play-Along collection to further assist students to complete their assignments.

Style and Technique

In modern culture the violin appears in many genre of music. Classical, rock, Jazz, folk, you name it. Each genre of violin playing requires different styles and techniques. However, a strong background in classical violin training is always critical in any type of violin playing because the physical property of the violin dictates its playing techniques. And its physical property has been unchanged since the mid 16th century.

Versatility

With a strong technical and music foundation, guiding a student to become a versatile musician is one of my most important missions. In today’s society, music is not only an art form. It’s a culture, science, and industry. It continues to be one of the greatest contributions to humanity.