Strings Teacher Barbara Spadavecchia has been teaching violin and viola for more than 30 years. She believes in a positive approach to encourage students to play with a beautiful sound from the first lesson. Children who wish to learn can start violin as young as 5 years old but they will need help from a parent for tuning and supervised practice. Children who have played another instrument such as piano will have an easier time learning violin. Around ages 9 and 10 is when most children are ready to learn violin. Initial lessons are taught without music to focus on how to hold the violin and bow. Lessons are individualized to reflect each child’s learning style and goals.
Barbara is active as a performing violinist. She currently plays in the Seattle String Quartet at events around the Northwest. She also plays as a freelancer in the Seattle area. She has always enjoyed teaching and has trained in the Suzuki method and is a member of the SAA. Her violin students participate in their school orchestras and play in youth orchestras (CYSO). Her students also participate in Guild and RCM auditions.
- Along the way, the Student will:
- Develop good ear training, with beginning playing skills and technique, as well as start basic music rhythmic skills
- Benefit from solid theory training – you may decide you want to compose someday or if you choose to do RCM exams, there is a theory requirement at different levels.
- Play in ensembles is an unexpected pleasure as you study music, and even if you are online, we can help put you together in an ensemble so you can enjoy it with others online!
- Have his/her goals as the center of focus as we develop the learning activities that will enable you to achieve them. This is the most efficient way for you to learn at your own pace! Let us help you and have fun along the way!
- Duration 1 hour
- Activities Private Lessons
- Class Sizes 1
- Years Old 9 & up
- Available Seats