To change people's lives for the better through studying violin and viola
To teache 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
Technique and Curriculum
Proper technique and healthy, balanced posture is emphasized at all levels.
With a solid foundation, students optimize expressive freedom and creativity.
Use of the Suzuki Method includes: daily practice, daily listening, parental involvement and command of a vast repertoire collection through review practice.
With warmth, encouragement, and efficacy, Linda strives to empower students and parents with tools for success.
In addition to repertoire study, Linda offers a well balanced traditional curriculum of note-reading, scales and other relevant studies in the tradition of Galamian.
Detailed written instructions to students and parents to guide daily practice:
Practice skills include: points of focus, managing tempo, mental rehearsal and repetition to imprint skills and economize effort.
These tools are modeled in the lessons and emphasized in daily 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, TS), professionals looking to refine their skills and receive guidance for their own teaching studios and retirees bravely learning new skills.