Our Violin Teachers
Ana Maria Rojas Leal
Ana Maria Began her musical studies in violin at the age of 6.
The violin and later viola became her main instruments which she has participated in different scenarios as a performer, an orchestral interpreter and a teacher.
Ana Maria was performing as a concert Violinist in the Young Orchestra Symphonic of Colombia for the tree years. Later she began her professional studies at University of the Andes. Further, Ana Maria has continued her studies as an international exchange to University of Cuba, where she learned improvisation as well as improved her skills in the instruments.
In 2013, Ana Maria participated in a concert’s cycle with the Colombian Symphonic Orchestra.
Ana Maria began to teach violin and viola in 2013 at the University of the Andes and after that with Batuta foundation and with the music programs of the Capital City. In 2018, Ana Maria taught violin and viola at the Pedagogic University of Colombia. She conducted a children orchestra during 2019.
Ana Maria enjoying teaching children as well as adult students. Ana Maria is focusing on developing individual sound in every student. She can combine teaching methods such as Traditional and Suzuki to better accommodate the student.Patience and encouragement are her best qualities as a teacher.
If grade exams are the main goal for the individual, Ana Maria is comfortable to teach AMEB, ABRSM and the other syllabuses.
Julie Anne is multi- instrumentalist who has over ten years’ experience in teaching violin and cello at the beginner level; guitar, bass, ukulele, drum at intermediate level and voice and piano at the advanced level.
Julie believes that learning any instrument begins with learning the basics of their chosen instrument and then developing a consistent and effective practice routine. Practicing at least 30 min for the beginner level and 60 mins for the advanced level every day will tremendously benefit student’s progress.
Julie started her piano lessons at the age of 6.
Her first organ, piano and keyboard teacher was Shirley Redford. Her theory teacher was June Mclean. Julie has obtained further music education through high school music classes and VET music unit 1,2, 3 & 4 Performance. Through these music classes Julie learned to play, read notes, chords for the violin, cello, guitar and bass. Julia’s approach to the lesson is to keep the lesson fun, enjoyable.. Julie is not only teaches accentual practical and theoretical aspects of an instrument but also to engage student in an activity that enables then to have fun with every aspect of learning music.
Julie is a very easy-going friendly patient person and she likes to conduct the lesson at the student’s rate and level appropriately
Marina began to play violin at the age of five as a pupil of her father, who was a violinist and orchestra conductor. She began a successful teaching career at 18, beginning at two music schools in the Ukraine and later in Germany.
While she was teaching, Marina was part of the women’s dance orchestra, performing many concerts. In Germany she developed a string ensemble featuring many of her students. Over 13 years this ensemble participated in many successful performances in Berlin and Potsdam and on German television.
Marina teaches violin to students at a variety of levels. For beginners, Marina combines Violin with Xylophone and keyboard.
- Improved memory and attention span
- Better overall mental function and mental health
- Benefits to sensory development
- Enhanced social skills
- Improved ability to express emotions productively
- Attuned hand coordination and physical dexterity