Certain Music, 2305 Micarta Dr, Plano TX, 75025
Instruments:Composition, Conducting, Ear Training, Musicology, Piano, Theory, Violin

Styles:Classical, Kids, World
Levels:Beginner, Intermediate, Advanced
Experience:30 years
Rate:$50 / hr

Personal Statement

A Family Tradition
Certain Music is a family tradition of music. We serve the North Dallas and Plano Texas area with Violin and Piano instruction for ages three to ninety-three with Dr. Certain, a Professional Member of the American String Teachers Association (ASTA), the National Association of Schools of Music (NASM), and the Music Teachers National Association (MTNA).

Education / Training

About Certain Music
Dr. Certain began studying the Violin & Piano at age 2 – he was privileged to begin his Violin studies after his ‘initial’ Study Session with Dr. Suzuki himself at Southern Methodist University in Dallas, Texas. Dr. Suzuki happened to be in Dallas as a guest Professor of Violin in December of 1964. After the Study Session with Dr. Suzuki, he ‘highly suggested’ to Mrs. Certain,” that young Rand begin Private Violin Instruction immediately!!”. Thus began Maestro Certain’s 19 year Violin & Piano training under the instruction of Mr. & Mrs. Franklin Washburn of Dallas, Texas (University Park).
Dr. Certain received instruction from the following respected teachers:
Franklin(Violin) & Dorothy(Piano) Washburn – Mr. Washburn studied with Ivan Galamian. In the early 1960’s, Mr. Washburn created the Dallas Junior Honors Orchestra, as well as teaching the violin privately for more than 40 years. Maestro Certain studied with Mr. Washburn for 19 years, prior to attending the Hurley School of Music at Centenary College in Shreveport, La. on a full violin performance scholarship.

Dr. Certain attended the following:
Centenary College-Hurley School of Music-BA/MA-Violin Performance/Minor-Piano
University of North Texas-PhD-Musicology
Interlochen Michigan

Dr.J.Rand Certain