What makes violin lessons at the Eliason School of Music so unique?
Students enrolled in the violin lesson program start lessons using the Suzuki method combined with a unique 7 Step Method for Tone Production developed by Brian Eliason. This combination method allows the teacher to immediately pinpoint what is wrong in a students tone, show the student through simple exercises how to strengthen that weak area, and as a result immediately improve the overall tone from the instrument.
Once students have created strong positive habits of play then the lesson focus will shift more to learning scales, sight reading and musical theory. Since these students know how to make the violin sound good, we focus next on understanding and playing more complicated works of music. Students designate a portion of their practice to sight reading, theory, and scales. This approach to learning makes it easier for students to learn new music because they understand it better. Also, since they learned how to make the violin sound good from the beginning, they always know how to create a beautiful tone in any type of music.
Who takes violin lessons at Oregon's Eliason School of Music?
The Eliason School of Music in Portland, OR has over 100 violin students enrolled in the Portland Oregon area and is growing rapidly. These students vary in age from as young as 4 to over 50. Violin lessons in the school are tailored to match your individual goals for your music. For beginners we use the same approach to learning the violin for everyone because it has proven to be so successful.