Falcon Heights United Church of Christ
1795 Holton St, Falcon Heights, MN 55113
Thursdays: Openings: – 4:00, 7:30 (7:00 available beginning of March)
I am located between Hwy 36 and Como Park, between Snelling and Lexington Avenue-near Roseville, North St. Paul, Arden Hills and near Har Mar Mall and the Minnesota State Fair Grounds. I am near Falcon Heights Elementary.
Free ample parking is available on the north side of the church near the main entrance doors. Take a left after entering the church and proceed to the library located on the left side. I teach in the library which has two sofas, many soft chairs and two tables.
If you are looking for violin or fiddle lessons in Falcon Heights, I teach music students five years of age and older.
Most people start with half hour lessons, depending on a student’s maturity level. More advanced students require longer lessons to learn techniques such as vibrato, spiccato (getting the bow off the string) and other off the string bow strokes. I emphasize technique at all levels of violin study. I use various supplemental method books to develop technique and note-reading. Since music is based on scales, I also teach them as it develops better intonation.
I find that rhythm is challenging for many people. Therefore I introduce rhythms in all stages of violin study so they are easier to play as a student gets more advanced. The method I use involves linking various rhythms to words. I encourage parents and adult students to take pictures of rhythms associated with words for home practice. When a student is comfortable with clapping different rhythms, I introduce a sheet with assorted rhythms to test their mastery
If you haven’t played the violin before, I would be happy to help you select a suitable instrument to help ensure a pleasurable playing experience. I can best guide you as to what to look for in a violin when we meet.