Judith firmly believes that music instruction should
be rewarding and fun.
"The important part is to enjoy the act of learning. It helps the student
stick with it and to work hard. Also learning doesn't seem like work if you are having fun."
"In over thirty years of teaching
I have developed a method of assessing how students learn and
then I teach in a way that emphaises
their strengths and abilities."
Some students say:
"Judith has a sense
of informality that puts the student at ease, she has a wacky sense of humor - Everyone
just loves her.
Judith really is fun and sharp - many lessons often become the highlight of my day."
"I have come to believe that the best way to approach violin lessons is to learn about ourselves and to see how we go about our method of learning.
Please remember: growth comes at the point of resistance. In general, the more effort you put into learning, the more you'll get out of the experience. The idea is not to get everything right, but to do the best you can with the knowledge you have so far. If I've learned anything over the years, it's that the road to mastery is about growth, not perfection. So with that spirit, I welcome you to a new lifestyle - always learning, always curious, always trying new things, always getting better."
Judith uses the Doflein Method books, historicaly one
of the most complete technical instruction methods
For Irish music lessons she uses
The Irish Fiddle Book by Matt Cranitch.
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