Matej has taught adults of all levels to play and enjoy the violin, from college students returning to their childhood instrument, to newly retired folks who are picking up an instrument for the first time.
Individual Lessons to match Your Interests
The student’s personal interests are Matej's guidelines in developing lesson plans. Matej honors each student’s needs and goals, and formulates each lesson with that student in mind. Therefore, not only are lessons formulated just for you, but they are flexible. If you find inspiration in a particular style of music, for example, then Matej can tailor your lessons to include more of it!
Students learn to express themselves creatively through the violin. Matej does not just ask you to read the notes on the page. Just like with younger students, adult students are encouraged to sing to enrich their violin studies (and Matej provides an upbeat environment, so it doesn't feel like a chore or embarrassing -- it feels like music!).
Styles of music incorporated into lessons may include: Classical, Jazz, Blues, & Improvisation, Americana/Bluegrass/Folk, Celtic, Flamenco, Tango, European Folk and much more.
"Matej is extremely sensitive and responsive to each student's individual needs. He is great at providing the just right level of challenge. His level of expertise and sensitivity with the instrument always felt as though it transported me to a higher level of playing, higher than I thought I was capable of. Just hearing his playing is so inspiring. He plays from the heart, and is such a sensitive soul. This is reflected in the way he plays, and the way he teaches. I definitely found what I was looking for as a teacher."
Julie S., adult student