1. La Belle Epoque Violin & Guitar Duo
- 5 years in business
- 3 hires on Thumbtack
- Serves Glendale, AZ
"May 13, 2016
501 E Hearne Way
Gilbert, AZ 85234
I recommend Myra Lin as a fine teacher, an outstanding violinist, and a superb musician.
I first met Myra at Sunday Classics Club East four years ago when she asked me to accompany her in a series of violin and piano concerts. I have a Masters degree in Piano Performance from Manhattan School of Music and have collaborated with many musicians, and Myra is an especially gifted violinist with a dazzling technique, and warmth and imagination based upon serious musical study.
When I retired, I wanted to fulfill a lifelong dream of studying the violin, so I became one of her violin students and got to know her as a teacher, which further corroborated my respect for her. Her greatest strength is her ability to connect with her students. She is methodical, and communicates effectively to all ages, and makes it fun to learn. She uses classic instructional texts supplemented with her own, finely developed creative teaching materials. I am especially impressed with her insistence that violin lessons include music theory, so there is a solid foundation to how she teaches. She is a teacher with high standards in that she expects her students to work hard and achieve their potential, and she challenges her students without being harsh. I know that her former students still keep in touch with her regarding their success and progress in college. I have also participated in her summer violin boot camp, which kept students educated, entertained, and stimulated with musical games that she devised. I have seen her as the conductor of the Scottsdale Youth Symphony when she asked me to sit in with that group. I saw a side of her that confirmed her effectiveness as a leader and an inspiration to children. She further demonstrated that leadership ability with other musicians as the concertmaster of the Scottsdale Philharmonic.
Based on Myra’s extraordinary knowledge, skills, and ability to teach effectively, there is no doubt in my mind that she is an outstanding violinist and educator whom I would recommend without reservation. If you have any questions, feel free to contact me at the above address.