Falcon Heights United Church of Christ
1795 Holton St.
Falcon Heights, MN 55113
Openings: Wednesdays at 4:00-6:45 is open as well as 8:45
Thursdays at 4:00, 7:00 or 7:30 If you are looking for violin or fiddle lessons in Falcon Heights, I teach music students five years of age and older.
Directions: 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.
What To Expect At Your Violin Lesson in Falcon Heights, MN
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.