The violin has a rich history in classical music since the 16th century. It also has a deep heritage in Celtic Folk music, Bluegrass and Country music ( fiddling), Indian Classical music, Klezmer, Gypsy Jazz music and most recently, Rock and Pop music.
The violin's vibrant and projecting tone allows for much of it's music to be either extremely virtuostic or sonorously sweet. To learn the violin, it is important to know that it takes an enormous amount of steady and patient practice outside of lesson time to be able to play it well in any style. However, even though learning the violin can seem like a big challenge early on, it can also be incredibly rewarding and fun along the way!
Read more about Rachael's teaching approaches below along with the basis musical training you can expect to receive while learning the violin.
Mrs. Abramoff's ability to teach in a fun, engaging and organized way is based upon her many years of teaching kids and adults in private and group settings and her professional experience as a violinist and violist. Rachael has had the privilege of learning basic and advanced teaching methods from: April Gibson, Suzanne Gibson-Coulthard and George Corneanu in Chilliwack.B.C, Edmond Agopian and Dean O'Brien at the University of Calgary, Erika Eckert and Geraldine Walther at the University of Colorado in Boulder and William Starr in Aurora, Colorado.
2. SECONDLY Gradually teach Learning by Ear, Music Reading and Rhythm and Note Solfege
3. THIRDLY Progress in learning Technique and Musicality
4. Providing Opportunities to Showcase Learning