To changes people's lives for the better through studying violin and viola
To teaches vital life skills like perseverance, time management
To optimize one’s potential as a path to increased confidence
To build focus and coordination, and provide an artistic platform where students can become creative and expressive individuals
To foster teamwork and leadership skills through guidance in chamber groups and orchestras
Proper technique and healthy posture is emphasised at all levels. Having the ease and poise that comes with a solid foundation gives the students optimal expressive freedom. Linda uses beneficial aspects of the Suzuki Method in the earliest stages - well graded repertoire collection, listening, parental involvement and review to name a few. Once students have greater command of their posture and tone, their studies are supplemented with a well balanced, more traditional curriculum of note-reading, scales and other relevant studies in the tradition of Galamian.
Technique and Curriculum
Linda provides detailed instructions to each student so they know exactly how to approach their daily practice. Effective and efficient practice skills include managing tempo, mental rehearsal and using repetition to imprint and withdraw effort. These tools are modeled in the lessons and emphasised in weekly assignments. Parent involvement is strongly encouraged at lessons and daily practice for optimal success.
As a member of MTAC (Music Teachers Association of California), MDP (Music Development Program), Suzuki Association of the Americas, and American Viola Society, Linda provides guidance for all their related events including Certificate of Merit, VOCE Competition, and MDP Assessments.
Evaluations and Competitions
All Levels Welcome
Linda has success teaching students as young as 3 and as old as 80 and can tailor her guidance in accordance with each student's goals. This includes: students driven to win competitions and get scholarships to universities, young children just learning how to take instruction from a teacher, participants in their school orchestra that want to steadily develop their skills, students with special needs (GATE, ASD, ADHD, SPD), professionals looking to refine their skills and receive guidance for their own teaching studios and retirees bravely learning new skills.