1212 AAA St., No.1, Boston MA, 02130
Instruments:Suzuki Method, Viola, Violin

Levels:Beginner, Intermediate, Advanced
Experience:12 years
Rate:$40 / hr

Personal Statement

I like to teach adult students using a combination of Traditional method books as well as Suzuki. I believe that it’s equally important for students to be able to play music by ear as it is to be able to sight-read off of a score. In a typical lesson, we will cover scales, exercises in technique, etudes, and a movement of a classical piece. I also like to play duets with students as I believe it helps improve the ear and acclimate a student for playing in group or orchestral settings.
For children, I really subscribe to the Suzuki Method of learning as I think it builds both strong skills on the instrument as well as a wider musicianship. Suzuki classes will build a stable foundation through interactive lessons, which include everything from group lessons to musical games.
I encourage all students to bring a notebook with them to every lesson and will write down what is being worked on and the areas of improvement. I’ve found that it’s vastly helpful to be able to go back and look at what was covered in a lesson when you’re at home practicing!

Rachel Massey