Creating the Violin Prodigy
I'm often asked by parents what’s more important to develop mastery of the violin: hard work and practice, or talent? Do you have to be extremely talented to be able to master the violin?
The difference between prodigies and non-prodigies is that prodigies often feel like violin techniques are very natural to how they move. They also tend to have extremely high aural sensitivity.
However, my teaching method is about helping an average student look at the violin the way a "prodigy" would through instruction. During the first lesson, I analyze my student’s natural movements and study their unique biomechanics so that I can introduce violin techniques to them based on their instinctual movements. Each student’s limbs, hands, and fingers are shaped differently, and therefore, no two violinists should play the same. By using this system, my students are able to learn complex violin pieces years ahead of their peers. Many advanced and intermediate students who have hit walls in their development with other teachers have also seen remarkable improvements through my system.