Teaching Method

Mrs. Cox teaches a combination of methods for a well-rounded musical experience. She believes it is equally important for a student to be able to read music as well as play by ear. Her students begin learning to read music as early as 3 years of age. Exercises in ear training and improvisation are incorporated into lessons as well. Understanding music theory is vital to being a good player. Rhythm mastery, exceptional posture, good technique, and memorization skills are just a few of the skills Suzanne focuses on as a teacher.

Listed below are just a few examples of the books Suzanne likes to use when working with students. Books are always chosen specifically for each student after assessing the areas where that student needs to grow musically.


Violin Method Books

A Tune A Day Cover

A Tune A Day For Violin – by C. Paul Herfurth

This series gradually takes a student from playing open strings to playing Mazas duets, Wolfhart edutes, and shifting from 1st to 3rd postions. Suzanne likes this book for it’s step by step instructions, ease of use, and through development of the student.

 

 

 

Pascale Method The Pascale Method for Beginning Violin – by Susan Pascale

 

 

 

 

 

Viva VibratoViva Vibrato – by Robert Frost, Gerald Fischbach

 

 

 

 

 

 

Piano Method Books

Music for Little Mozarts

Music for Little Mozarts – by Christine H. Barden

 

 

 

 

Piano AdventuresPiano Adventures Course – by Nancy and Randall Faber