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Violin for Everyone - Learn to play the most beautiful instrument in the world!

Hello there, and welcome!

Regularly rated 5 STARS on Google Page and a creator of a well-loved community of learner violinists, my name is Cheryl, and I offer highly unique and very enjoyable lessons to anyone who wants to challenge themselves with the violin. Do not be fooled - it's a tough instrument to play well! With my guidance and a special interest in postural health, you will quickly learn the basics with some regular effort. I especially encourage students to meet with other students in order to get to know each other on a human level.

An alum of the ABRSM, Suzuki, American and European conservatory systems (Masters with Magna cum Laude), and relentlessly studying to become better and better every week, I filter through 'The Book' to find the most effective and efficient way for the individual learner. We will find out what sounds appeal to you, and teach your unique 'voice' to come out.

With a little technique and a LOT of good taste, there's no knowing where your violin can take you! Come yourself, or with a friend or even with your child, and explore the infinite depths of real music-making! (Pssst: It's never really what we expect in the beginning!)

Lessons can be carried out in English, Italian, French :) Just shoot me a message and we'll decide on the details together! Looking forward to finally meeting you in person.

Extra information

No need to buy an instrument until you're ready - I'll point you in the right direction while you decide!

Location

At student's location: Around Geneva, Switzerland
At teacher's location: Chemin de la Planche Brûlée, Ferney-Voltaire, France

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General info

Skills:
Age:
Infants (0-3 years old)
Preschool children (4-6 years old)
Children (7-12 years old)
Teenagers (13-17 years old)
Adults (18-64 years old)
Seniors (65+ years old)
Student level:
Beginner
Intermediate
Advanced
Duration:
60 minutes
90 minutes
The class is taught in:English, Italian, French

About Me

Enthusiastic, rigorous, observant, and having had a history of tendinitis due to over-practising in the past, I am highly alert to tensions and finding the way to optimal performance.

At the same time, it is a strong belief of mine that Music (capital-M!) is a great teacher to all of us. In order to make a decent sound on the violin, dozens of decisions have to be made, sometimes in the split-second. By welcoming the violin into our lives, we welcome the highly personalised tools of problem-solving, spatial awareness and precise physical coordination, all the while enjoying the fruits of the masters that came before us.

Education

ABRSM - Grade 8 Violin (Distinction), Piano, Theory

Bachelor's of Arts - USA
Masters in Violin Performance - Italy (Magna cum Laude)
Post-Masters Study in Violin Performance - Switzerland (ongoing)

Experience / Qualifications

21 years since I first picked up the violin; almost as many in informal teaching occasions:

I have played in numerous orchestras in every country I have lived in, spanning 3 continents.

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