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My 9 year old, E., loves Lauren! As our first experience with Violin (or any stringed instrument, for that matter), Lauren has provided an excellent foundation. E. looks forward to lessons, and even practicing, if you can believe it. Lauren introduced rhythms and skills in a fun, engaging way. She listens to and interacts with the student, and doesn't just teach with the expectation of a child to be still and listen. My 4 year old, A., is now interested in violin, and Lauren has been drawing out her shy personality with her gentle, and kid-friendly approach, working on beginning skills at a size and pace just right for my girl. I highly recommend Lauren as an instructor.
Lauren Canitia is a highly experienced violin teacher—an excellent choice for students of all ages. She adheres closely to the Suzuki methodology, focusing on such things as listening to each piece before learning to play it, playing by rote until hand positions and aural skills are adequately developed, encouraging parental involvement, and playing in ensembles.
Although Miss Lauren’s focus is on careful, precise work and much repetition, she also makes creative use of teaching aids and games to inject fun into her lessons. My granddaughter, Marah, remembers her as someone who is kind and makes learning violin fun.
Miss Lauren’s expectations are high, but her demeanor is kind and encouraging. She pays close attention to details, from the position of the hands down to the placement of the feet. She encourages students to take part in regular recitals and cultivates proper concert etiquette.