What I Teach
Solo music is very important, but not the whole story. Most of us will want to play in an orchestra or other ensemble.
I am unique in teaching duets right at the beginning, so ensemble elements become natural.
I encourage a reasonable and comfortable practice schedule at home and then regular lessons at least once a week.
During my lengthy career as a violin teacher, I have found that the ability to monitor one-on-one, and to correct technique as the student plays is crucial to rapid learning. I have always sought a respectful and supportive relationship between teacher and student.