CERTIFICATE OF IRMTNZ (Institute of Registered Music Teacher of New Zealand) MMus (Performance)/ UNIVERSITY OF CINCINNATI, U.S.A BMus (Performance)/ UNIVERSITY OF KANGNAM, SOUTH KOREA
I am a music teacher with 15 years experience in teaching music lessons to a range of ages from children to adults, both at school and privately in instrumentation and general music theory. I have been teaching violin in Nelson, New Zealand since 2020. I have completed a course at the Institute of Registered Music Teachers of New Zealand in March 2021. I’ve been teaching violin students at Nayland College since February 2021, along with the Nayland College Schools of Music. With regard to my teaching accomplishments, I have also played the violin in several orchestras including Mostili Philharmonic Orchestra, Millennium Symphony Orchestra, Absolute Festival Orchestra. In addition, I’ve been playing as a member in the Nelson Symphony Orchestra since this year.
Skills and expertise
I have used a variety of “Etudes” and technical practice books to build up the basics for my violin students. I can adjust my teaching methods depending on students’ levels. Along with “Etudes”, I use ABRSM exam books and Suzuki method books. I do voice recordings or video recordings while students are playing, and then we check their production sound together. More often than not, I give recording homework for students to practice in order to self-check. If students have auditions or concerts, I frequently rehearse with students on stage to make them feel less nervous and help them get used to live performances. In addition, I combine various music theory activities by using theory games. This helps young students approach difficult music theories so that lessons are fun and easier to comprehend. I believe that music is a way to develop creativity and improvisation. Also, it is a way to express their emotions through their instruments. My job is to assist pupils to develop their musical skills and inspire them with their enthusiasm. I have my studio website (http://grace-violin-studio.business.site) and Facebook page (https://www.facebook.com/graceviolinstudio) so that students and parents can access my teaching information.