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Diane G.
Gaithersburg, Maryland
Perfect your music performance with a concertmaster with 30+ years of experience
I teach beginners from age 3 all the way through advanced adults. In music performance I work with each student proper audition technique as well as good audition material and poise. I also teach them what to expect at an audition.
About Diane G.

I have a degree and certification in violin and piano from the Boston Conservatory as well as a Master's Degree from the University of Maryland. I have had additional training and certification as a Suzuki teacher from The Suzuki Teacher Training Institute. I am a member of SAGWA-Suzuki Association of the Greater Washington Area as well as SAA-Suzuki Association of the Americas. I have played all around the world including the Vatican, White House, Paris, Russia, England and Wales as well as in Concert Halls such as Carnegie Hall and Kennedy Center. I have taken students with me to perform as well in these countries and also every major concert hall in the Washington, D.C. area. I give my students opportunities to perform whenever there is an opportunity. In addition I work with students to earn music scholarships to private schools and colleges. I am also a judge in the Young Artist Award in Maryland. In addition, I have received two White House awards for my performances at the White House, I am also a member of Psi Chi International Honor Society. Music has been an important part of my life. It represents so much that is good in life and I do my best to communicate this to my students. I am training my students not just to be musicians but to love music for life. *** Lesson Details *** I treat each student as an individual since everyone is different. For some I might use a traditional approach, some just the Suzuki approach and others a combination of techniques. Whatever produces the best results. My goal is not to make strictly classical musicians but to train students to love music and carry this love throughout life. My repertoire consists of everything including traditional, Suzuki, Disney, Showtunes, etc. I have taken students to perform little concerts at the White House, schools, hospitals and concert halls to get the real feel of performing. I view lessons as a three way relationship between myself, the student and the parent so that the parent is not left out. I even have a small group called Musical Magic which incorporates magic into music. I feel I am laid back but am able to accomplish my goal through positive reinforcement. Every child or student wants to feel good about his/her playing. If you believe in yourself, anything is possible. If you want online lessons, please contact me through Take Lessons since I have additional availability to teach online. In the past six months my students have performed for the National Humane Society at their animal ball, a multi teacher recital on a local stage, and just two weeks ago seven of them performed at Strathmore. This summer I have two more concerts planned. Coming up will be an all instrument graduation with several other teachers where students receive medals for their performances. No student is required to perform but if they want to the opportunity is there. All students are required to have an instrument prior to beginning lessons. If students need to rent a violin, I will provide you with the name of a violin dealer that both rents and sells string instruments. Piano students must have a piano or keyboard. I have also started a toddler music appreciation program geared for the 1-4age range. The purpose of this program is to expose very young children to the fun of Music through instruments, songs and play. *** Studio Equipment *** I teach at home and have both a grand piano and electric keyboard in addition to a harp and violin.. I also teach online and have been doing so for the last two years. Because of vivid it has been the only way I teach. At this point I am willing to take a few in person lesdons provided certain conditions are met. *** Travel Equipment *** When my students have to travel to perform, I make sure they have everything they need. *** Specialties *** Traditional and Suzuki approaches for both violin and piano. I also teach children with learning disabilities.and have extensive summer programs to help students with auditions for youth orchestras and school orchestras. At this point in time I am only accepting beginner to intermediate level students.

Levels taught

Teaches all skill levels

Teaching since

Teaching since 1982

Education

Bachelor of Music; Master of Education

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Teaches ages 1+

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Speaks English

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Diane G.
Gaithersburg, Maryland
Perfect your music performance with a concertmaster with 30+ years of experience
I teach beginners from age 3 all the way through advanced adults. In music performance I work with each student proper audition technique as well as good audition material and poise. I also teach them what to expect at an audition.
About Diane G.

I have a degree and certification in violin and piano from the Boston Conservatory as well as a Master's Degree from the University of Maryland. I have had additional training and certification as a Suzuki teacher from The Suzuki Teacher Training Institute. I am a member of SAGWA-Suzuki Association of the Greater Washington Area as well as SAA-Suzuki Association of the Americas. I have played all around the world including the Vatican, White House, Paris, Russia, England and Wales as well as in Concert Halls such as Carnegie Hall and Kennedy Center. I have taken students with me to perform as well in these countries and also every major concert hall in the Washington, D.C. area. I give my students opportunities to perform whenever there is an opportunity. In addition I work with students to earn music scholarships to private schools and colleges. I am also a judge in the Young Artist Award in Maryland. In addition, I have received two White House awards for my performances at the White House, I am also a member of Psi Chi International Honor Society. Music has been an important part of my life. It represents so much that is good in life and I do my best to communicate this to my students. I am training my students not just to be musicians but to love music for life. *** Lesson Details *** I treat each student as an individual since everyone is different. For some I might use a traditional approach, some just the Suzuki approach and others a combination of techniques. Whatever produces the best results. My goal is not to make strictly classical musicians but to train students to love music and carry this love throughout life. My repertoire consists of everything including traditional, Suzuki, Disney, Showtunes, etc. I have taken students to perform little concerts at the White House, schools, hospitals and concert halls to get the real feel of performing. I view lessons as a three way relationship between myself, the student and the parent so that the parent is not left out. I even have a small group called Musical Magic which incorporates magic into music. I feel I am laid back but am able to accomplish my goal through positive reinforcement. Every child or student wants to feel good about his/her playing. If you believe in yourself, anything is possible. If you want online lessons, please contact me through Take Lessons since I have additional availability to teach online. In the past six months my students have performed for the National Humane Society at their animal ball, a multi teacher recital on a local stage, and just two weeks ago seven of them performed at Strathmore. This summer I have two more concerts planned. Coming up will be an all instrument graduation with several other teachers where students receive medals for their performances. No student is required to perform but if they want to the opportunity is there. All students are required to have an instrument prior to beginning lessons. If students need to rent a violin, I will provide you with the name of a violin dealer that both rents and sells string instruments. Piano students must have a piano or keyboard. I have also started a toddler music appreciation program geared for the 1-4age range. The purpose of this program is to expose very young children to the fun of Music through instruments, songs and play. *** Studio Equipment *** I teach at home and have both a grand piano and electric keyboard in addition to a harp and violin.. I also teach online and have been doing so for the last two years. Because of vivid it has been the only way I teach. At this point I am willing to take a few in person lesdons provided certain conditions are met. *** Travel Equipment *** When my students have to travel to perform, I make sure they have everything they need. *** Specialties *** Traditional and Suzuki approaches for both violin and piano. I also teach children with learning disabilities.and have extensive summer programs to help students with auditions for youth orchestras and school orchestras. At this point in time I am only accepting beginner to intermediate level students.

Levels taught

Teaches all skill levels

Teaching since

Teaching since 1982

Education

Bachelor of Music; Master of Education

Teaches ages +

Teaches ages 1+

Speaks

Speaks English

Speaks

Has background check

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Great sessions - she really breaks it down and makes it possible to improve your typing! Thank you!

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Diane has a profound love for children, at least my 7 yr old son. She is so sweet makes learning very easy. She even teaches me along with my son at his lesson. We love Ms. Diane!

Posted Oct 9, 2019
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Ms Diane is a wonderful violin teacher for my 9 years old daughter. It has been three years since we started and my daughter always enjoys her lesson. Ms Diane is very patient, positive and a great listener as well.

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student recitals
Jan 2012 - Present
Suzuki Association of the Greater Washington Area
My students have the opportunity to perform in recitals through the SAGWA All Instruments Recitals in the Washington D.C. area as well as other independent recitals.
First violinist and concertmaster
Jan 1990 - Present
Washington Symphony and VANMMG
Performed as Constitution Halls resident orchestra. Performed around the world in Paris, Carnegie Hall, Russia, Italy, England and Wales and well as Kennedy Center, Strathmore Hall and the White House.
Bachelor of Music; Master of Education
Sep 1966
Boston Conservatory and the University of Maryland
Bachelor of Music; Master of Education
Sep 1966
Bonston Conservatory and Univeristy of Maryland College Park
English
Fluent/ Native Proficiency
Lifetime music teaching certification
Jun 1987
Boston Conservatory
Teacher of violin and piano. 1971 Traditional approach. Suzuki Teacher training Institute at Catholic University 1983-1987
Suzuki Association of the Americas; Suzuki Association of the Greater Washington Area
Jun 1981
Suzuki Teacher Training Institute at Catholic University
I am certified as a teacher of the Suzuki method by The Suzuki Association of the Greater Washington Area and the Suzuki Association of the Americas.
Alumni Ambassador
Jun 2016
Boston Conservatory
Faculty
Apr 2016
Suzuki Institute of the Greater Washington Area
Recognition Award, 1999 and 2000
Dec 2000
The White House
Suzuki Association of the Americas, Inc.
Jun 1982
The Suzuki Association of the Americas, Inc. is the not-for-profit organization officially licensed to support, guide, and promote Suzuki education in North, Central, and South America. The SAA was founded in 1972 and currently has about 8,000 members.
Suzuki Association of the Greater Washington Area
Jun 1981
The Suzuki Association of the Greater Washington Area (SAGWA) is a volunteer organization devoted to improving children’s lives through music education. Our mission is to inspire an appreciation for the untapped possibilities of children through promoting the understanding and use of the music teaching approach and educational philosophy of Dr. Shinichi Suzuki for the greater happiness of all children.

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Instructor details
Music Performance
Teacher's Studio
Teacher's Studio
SEE MAP
North Westland Drive, Gaithersburg, Md
Teaches Online
Teaches Online
Work hours
M
T
W
T
F
S
S
Times are shown in your local timezone (UTC-08:00) Pacific Time (US & Canada)
Pricing
30 minutes
$45
45 minutes
$53
60 minutes
$58
New Student Special
First 3 lessons
$30