Private lessons for beginning, intermediate, and advanced violin students with emphasis on proper position, musicality, and ear-training/note reading (depending on age and level of student). Instructor teaches with the belief that any child can learn to play the violin well and do so with enjoyment! Suzuki, Traditional, or a combination of both methods may be used according to student's needs. Practice time required: 30-60 minutes 5 times a week.
Students will be expected to bring their own instruments to lesson as well as bow rosin. Music books will vary for each student. These will be purchased after first lesson when playing ability is determined. A metronome and tuner are also helpful. Students may be asked to purchase listening CDs as well.
Mallory Tabb, a graduate of home school, has been teaching for the past 6 years. Her own study of the violin began at the age of 5 under the teaching of Lamar Blum through the Elgin Suzuki Talent Education Program. Ten years ago, she began studying with Stephanie Preucil of Schaumburg. A member of the Elgin Youth Symphony Orchestra for 6 years, she spent two years in the role of concertmaster and was twice a winner of the EYSO's Young Artists' Concerto Competition , appearing both times as featured soloist with the orchestra. She has spent three summers at Credo Chamber Music Camp in Oberlin, Ohio where she has also enjoyed the privilege of studying under Stephen Clapp, a dean of the Juilliard School of Music . This past summer she took Suzuki Teacher Training at Trinity International University through the Chicago Suzuki Institute , where she was trained by Shigetoshi Yamada, a former student of Dr. Suzuki, and certified in Book 1 of the Suzuki method. This coming year she plans to obtain a position with a professional orchestra as she teaches out of her home in Hampshire, at Hallstrom Home School Workshops in Rockford, Heritage Home School Workshops in Elgin, and Heartland Home School Workshops in Crystal Lake.
$15.00 per ½ hour lesson (plus price of required books/CDs: see Required Materials)