© 2018 by Mariana Pinto

Violin Classes

" Whoever teaches learns in the act of teaching, and whoever learns teaches in the act of learning."

~Paulo Freire, Pedagogy of Freedom

I have developed an approach which makes learning to play the violin, easy and fun. I accept beginners and advanced students.

With beginners I use an approach so they can first learn to play without reading music scores. They learn the instrument by imitation, hearing and with the coordination of body movements. Score reading is introduced to complement their technical development in the violin. My main focus is students’ motivation, that’s why I like to do different kinds of repertory – from classical to pop/rock.

With more advanced students I am able to develop their artistic skills and make their playing also feel easier. I use an approach that was created by Kato Havas. Students learn how to be focused on their body and how to release physical tensions while playing.

During the classes I also like to play duos with students so they can also develop skills of playing with other people. It is possible to do group classes. Playing in a group from early age stimulates students’ motivation and social skills.