Teaching

Welcome to the Botel Violin Studio!

Please contact me at emily@emilybotel.com about my private teaching studio in Pacific Heights, San Francisco. I welcome students of ALL levels and ages (2+).

My studio is a positive, encouraging, and sensitive environment, where I believe every child and person can begin a life-long journey with music. Violin playing is an activity for the mind, body and soul and my lessons help foster that connection as well as a love for the learning process.

I find great joy in getting to know each student and tailoring every session to their individual needs and goals. My lessons build technique, musicality, theory and note-reading.  All of my violin teachers studied with the great pedagogues of their generation including Ivan Galamian, Dorothy Delay, and Josef Gingold. I aim to pass on this refined musical tradition and my Suzuki Method training to my students while incorporating my own unique teaching style and compassion.

 

My Education:

Bachelor of Music, Cleveland Institute of Music
Master of Music, San Francisco Conservatory of Music,
Book 1 Suzuki Teacher Training with Cathryn S. Lee, Desert Suzuki Institute

 

Lessons available for:

Beginners (age 2+) It’s never too early or too late!
Advanced students (Advanced repertoire- Concerti, etudes, caprices, solo Bach, show pieces etc.)
Youth orchestra tutoring
Audition coaching- orchestras, summer festivals and camps
Chamber music coaching

The influence of violin and music on my life goes deeper than I can probably comprehend. I am so grateful for this relationship and the teachers, musicians, and family who helped to facilitate and inspire it. Through the study of music we acquire and strengthen many skills and qualities that benefit and influence our entire lives: a profound connection to the self, awareness and balance of the body, development and coordination of motor skills, communication with others, confidence, memory, adaptability, self-esteem, concentration, reasoning, self-expression, inspiration, respect, commitment, community…to name a few.