Violin Lesons With Ana!
Hi! I am Ana, 27 years old. I started playing violin when I was 5 , under the guidance of my father, also a classically trained violinist.
After attending the musical Lyceum "Ciprian Porumbescu" in Rep. of Moldova, I did my B.M. at the Academy of Music, Theatre and Fine Arts, Republic of Moldova- Chisinau city, in Violin Performance.
Already in the University I started helping my teacher with young private students, by using the traditional method. I begun by improving little details in their playing and also cleaning their tecnique and working on their musicality.
After graduating with my B.M. I came to Chicago , IL to pursue my Master Degree at DePaul University School of Music, Violin Performance.
At the moment I am a Violin teacher at Logos School of Music in Niles, IL. I am also a member of the Northbrook Symphony, IL and graduating from DePaul School of Music with a new degree in June 2015, Performance Certificate in Violin Performance.
Although I am familiar with the Suzuki method, which features group classes, I preffer using the old method. Learning to read notes, rhythms is very important!
I think private classes are a must at an early stage of learning , when setting the right techinique, posture are the most important goals. But, of course , the lesson has to be fun, entertaining; and that's why I use different kinds of games, rewards, flash cards.
For the most young students I try to choose simple , fun songs , along with some scales and exercises. After the sudent feels confident in playing his instrument , I usually try to form small groups, ensembles , where they can have fun playing together.
I took String Pedagogy with Dr. Olga Kaler at DePaul University, which is an expert in the field. Consequently , I can work with any level of violin playing, starting as early on and continuing with preparing students for their college auditions and competitions.
I love teaching violin the most when I see my students perform recitals. Here is where I see my hard work matrerialized and I understand that my goal has been reached.
Playing violin is not the easiest , but together with the student and his parent we can be a strong team and enjoy creating new music!
Ana is one of our amazing violin instructors.
She teaches in Chicago, Evanston, Oak Park, Palatine, and if you're reading this, probably yours too! Call us to find out. Here's a little bit more about her in her own words.