I'm a member of the faculty of UdK (Universität der Künste) Berlin, and a member of the Mahler Chamber Orchestra.
I teach to spread music in the culture, and to promote the value and depth of doing things with your hands. The violin is not easy, but it offers parameters of touch and melody that are available in few other activities.
I balance my teaching on three pillars:
1) technique: how does the violin work in your hands?
2) reading: what is the piece and how is it built?
3) communication: with whom and for whom do you play?
I've also been online and virtual practice tools: an app called HarmoGnome (free) which plays chords and harmonic progressions as a metronome, and I am keeping a blog of short exercises for meditative and mindful warmup. These are meant to 1) promote conscious practising and 2) reinforce the absolute basics of coordination and sound production on a daily basis.
I'm happy to teach toward any style of playing -- I'm particularly interested in developing eclectic and genre-flexible skills for classically trained string players.
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