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Lessons offered by Tobiah
  • Individual
  • In group
The lessons will be held
  • at his home
  • at your home
  • By webcam
Taught subjects
  • Music Reading
  • Music Theory
  • Violin
  • Viola
Levels
  • Beginner
  • Intermediate
  • Proficient
  • For children

Violin/viola teacher in the Ann Arbor Area: I have a Bachelor's in Music performance from the Cleveland Institute of Music, and a Master's degree from the Conservatory at the University

Methodology

Having many years of experience in performance and having reached a very high level of playing for myself, I am confident in my ability to teach students from the beginning to an advanced level.
For younger students, I would insist that the parents are present and active in the learning process. This is paramount for realizing your child's potential. Playing an instrument, a stringed instrument in particular, is a very meticulous affair.
If possible, I prefer to teach for an hour at a time. I will likely be spending a lot of time on technique. This is an area in which most are deficient, and will greatly limit the player's expressive capabilities.
I am demanding and very thorough, but also seek to temper this with encouragement on whatever the student is doing well. There are always things we are improving on as well as lacking in. We must hold ourselves to a very high standard while also realizing that we have come a long way from where we started.
If a student has the most basic aspects of playing down (e.g. bow hold, left hand position, can play a a very simple melody), I will require at least an hour of daily practice.

Background

I have been teaching since I was in my Master's program. Mostly, I taught with an inner city outreach in Kansas City. I had three students who were doing very well. I gave supplementary lessons to a couple of other local high school students, both of whom were playing at a very advanced level. I guided them with their preparation and practicing process, as well as helped them when they were making audition recordings for music schools in university. One of them is at the Jacobs School at Indiana University, and the other is studying at my Alma Mater, the Cleveland Institute of Music.
I also had a private student who I would teach for two hours a week who drove up from Arkansas. She was half-way through high school. I worked with her on Mozart's Violin Concerto no. 5, and she won second place in her youth orchestra's concerto competition.

Rates

Transportation Fee : $10
Rate for online lessons : $35/h
Rate for 5 hours of lessons : $180
Rate for 10 hours of lessons : $350

Details

For lessons within a 5 mile radius that I must travel to the student's home, I will charge $10 extra for lessons. anything outside of that will be a graduate rate of 75 cents per mile. on top of the initial $5.

Lessons offered by Tobiah
Individual
In group
The lessons will be held
at his home
at your home
webcam
Taught subjects
  • Music Reading
  • Music Theory
  • Violin
  • Viola
Levels
  • Beginner
  • Intermediate
  • Proficient
  • For children

Tobiah's resume

Orchestral Experience
Tulsa Symphony: Section Violin 2017-present

Dearborn Symphony: Assistant Concertmaster 2016-present

Violinist with Topeka Civic Symphony 2015 - 2016

Violinist with Symphony Orchestra of Northwest Arkansas 2015 - 2016

UMKC Conservatory Orchestra 2013 - 2015

Cleveland Institute of Music Orchestra
2009 - 2013

Co- Concert Master of the Ozark Philharmonic Youth Orchestra. Springdale, Arkansas 2008 - 2009

Co - Concert Master of the North Arkansas Youth Symphony. Rogers, Arkansas 2007 - 2008


Chamber Music Ensembles
University of Michigan School of Music 2016-present

Classical Revolutions, KC Chapter 2013-2016

Innsbrook Institute (summer) 2015

UMKC Conservatory 2013 - 2015

Heartland Chamber Music – String quartets, Sextets, Horn Trio (Summers)2009 - 2012

Cleveland Institute of Music
2009 - 2013

The Heifetz International Music Institute. - String sextet and quartets 2007 & 2010

Meadowmount School of Music. String quartet
2008

Meadowmount School of Music. String quartet
2006


Competitions, Awards & Performances
Graduate Fellowship from University of Michigan’s School of Music, Theater, and Dance 2016

Awarded “Artistic Excellence Award” from IU Jacobs School of Music 2013

Scholarship recipient to the Heartland Chamber Music Festival Scholars summer program
2012

Scholarship recipient to attend the Heifetz International Music Institute 2010

First place winner of the Kansas City Symphony Young Artist’s Concerto Competition 2009

Soloist with the Kansas City Symphony – Saint-Saens Concerto No. 3 for violin and orchestra
2009

Scholarship recipient to attend the Meadowmount School of Music 2008

Carnegie Hall performance with North Arkansas Symphony Youth Orchestra 2008

Scholarship recipient of the Surdna Foundation to attend the Heifetz International Institute of Music
2007

First place winner of the North Arkansas Symphony Youth Orchestra’s concerto competition. Soloed Maurice Ravel’s “Tzigane” with NASYO.
2007

First place winner of the National Federation of Music Clubs State competition for Missouri.
2006

Scholarship recipient to attend the Meadowmount School of Music 2006

First place winner of the Ozark Festival Orchestra’s “Young Artists” Concerto Competition.
2003


Education:
Specialist in Violin Performance – University of Michigan School of Music 2016-Present

MM Program – UMKC Conservatory (Teacher: Benny Kim) 2013 – 2016

BM in Violin Performance, Cleveland Institute of Music (Teacher: William Preucil) 2009 – 2013


Referrences:
David Halen (Concertmaster of St. Louis Symphony) – (concealed information)
Benny Kim (Professor of Violin at UMKC Conservatory) - (concealed information)
Daniel Heifetz (Director and Founder of the Heifetz International Music Institute) (concealed information)

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