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Hollis R.
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Hello! I've been performing for 21 years and teaching for 15 years. Teaching has always been a passion for me! Whether you're an adult trying the violin or viola for the first time, or a dedicated student aiming to major in music, I can adapt my approach to suit your needs. I will help you build confidence in your playing through presenting attainable goals each week, while also providing appropriate challenges. I aim to help you feel comfortable and natural as you play by prioritizing proper posture and technique. I have a Master's degree from the Peabody Conservatory in Violin Performance with an emphasis in pedagogy. I have performed in the U.S.A. and Europe, with well-known artists such as Andrea Bocelli, Yo-Yo Ma, Itzahk Perlman, and the Trans-Siberian Orchestra. My teacher training includes the Suzuki method (registered for books 1-5) and the Mark O'Connor method (certified for books 1-2). My hope is that the violin or viola becomes a constant source of inspiration and enjoyment for you!
About Hollis R.

Violinist, pianist, composer, and teacher Hollis received her Master of Music degree in Violin Performance/Pedagogy from the Peabody Institute of Johns Hopkins University as a student of Herbert Greenberg. She studied at Converse College for her Bachelor of Music degree with Sarah Johnson where she graduated summa cum laude with honors in Violin Performance. Hollis studied pedagogy with Rebecca Henry at the Peabody Institute’s Preparatory Division and completed the teacher training for Suzuki books 1-5 with Edmund Sprunger, Linda Stieg, Sharon Miller, and Martha Shackford. Hollis also completed teacher training for the Mark O'Connor method books 1-2. She taught at the Alia-Lawson Pre-College in South Carolina, the Peabody Preparatory and the Baltimore School for the Arts in Maryland, and the Patel Conservatory in Tampa, FL. Hollis has performed as a chamber musician and soloist in many locations across Europe and the U.S. She is an active performer in the Tampa Bay area having played with the Florida Orchestra, Opera Tampa, and the St. Petersburg Opera. She has also performed with well-known artists including Andrea Bocelli and the Trans-Siberian Orchestra. In addition, Hollis enjoys composing and performing music on traditional and electric violin and piano, and has collaborated with fellow artists in numerous recordings.

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Hollis R.
Teaches Online
Hello! I've been performing for 21 years and teaching for 15 years. Teaching has always been a passion for me! Whether you're an adult trying the violin or viola for the first time, or a dedicated student aiming to major in music, I can adapt my approach to suit your needs. I will help you build confidence in your playing through presenting attainable goals each week, while also providing appropriate challenges. I aim to help you feel comfortable and natural as you play by prioritizing proper posture and technique. I have a Master's degree from the Peabody Conservatory in Violin Performance with an emphasis in pedagogy. I have performed in the U.S.A. and Europe, with well-known artists such as Andrea Bocelli, Yo-Yo Ma, Itzahk Perlman, and the Trans-Siberian Orchestra. My teacher training includes the Suzuki method (registered for books 1-5) and the Mark O'Connor method (certified for books 1-2). My hope is that the violin or viola becomes a constant source of inspiration and enjoyment for you!
About Hollis R.

Violinist, pianist, composer, and teacher Hollis received her Master of Music degree in Violin Performance/Pedagogy from the Peabody Institute of Johns Hopkins University as a student of Herbert Greenberg. She studied at Converse College for her Bachelor of Music degree with Sarah Johnson where she graduated summa cum laude with honors in Violin Performance. Hollis studied pedagogy with Rebecca Henry at the Peabody Institute’s Preparatory Division and completed the teacher training for Suzuki books 1-5 with Edmund Sprunger, Linda Stieg, Sharon Miller, and Martha Shackford. Hollis also completed teacher training for the Mark O'Connor method books 1-2. She taught at the Alia-Lawson Pre-College in South Carolina, the Peabody Preparatory and the Baltimore School for the Arts in Maryland, and the Patel Conservatory in Tampa, FL. Hollis has performed as a chamber musician and soloist in many locations across Europe and the U.S. She is an active performer in the Tampa Bay area having played with the Florida Orchestra, Opera Tampa, and the St. Petersburg Opera. She has also performed with well-known artists including Andrea Bocelli and the Trans-Siberian Orchestra. In addition, Hollis enjoys composing and performing music on traditional and electric violin and piano, and has collaborated with fellow artists in numerous recordings.

Levels taught

Teaches all skill levels

Teaching since

Teaching since 2004

Education

M.M. in Violin Performance/Pedagogy

Teaches ages +

Teaches ages 8+

Speaks

Speaks English

Speaks

Has background check

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Hollis has been my violin instructor for over a year. I'm an adult beginner student and have truly enjoyed learning with her and am quite happy with my progress in the first year. She's very positive and has a keen ability to pick up subtle issues with my technique that always make a big difference in my playing once I apply/correct them. She does an excellent job of keeping my focused and my love for the violin continues to grow with each lesson. Whether 4yr old or 50+ yrs old, I highly recommend her.

Posted Jan 3, 2022
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Hollis is a wonderful instructor from the beginning. I’m very excited to keep on working with her!

Posted Mar 17, 2021

Mrs. Hollis is a very kind and patient instructor. She is great at teaching technique and important skills that have to be learned in order to play the violin at your best. My son Ben absolutely loves taking lessons with her and he has learned so much. She is so professional, talented and has so much experience! She is a perfect instructor for anyone who would like to learn to Play the violin!

Posted Mar 23, 2019
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Violin Instructor
Oct 2011 - Oct 2016
The Patel Conservatory
Performing arts conservatory in Tampa, FL
M.M. in Violin Performance/Pedagogy
Sep 2006 - May 2008
The Peabody Institute of Johns Hopkins University
B.M. in Violin Performance
Sep 2002 - May 2006
Converse College
English
Fluent/ Native Proficiency
Suzuki Books 1-5
Jan 2012
Suzuki Association of the Americas
The Suzuki Method, developed by Japanese violinist/pedagogue Shinichi Suzuki (1898–1998) is known and taught worldwide. The philosophy is based on the concept that children can learn a musical instrument the same way they learn to speak their native language.
Mark O'Connor Books 1-2
Jul 2009
Mark O'Connor Method
The Mark O'Connor Method is a method for beginning through intermediate string players featuring American folk and fiddle music.

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Instructor details
Violin
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
$42
45 minutes
$59
60 minutes
$75
New Student Special
First 3 lessons
$30