I had an opportunity to work with Kevin in Spring, 2016. He was my coaching guest of my regular lesson; I worked with him for total 4 hours. We were working on a piece, Czardas which was composed by Monti. Kevin's coaching and facilitation definitely benefited my violin playing for the long term.Even though I only had a few hours to work with Kevin, he provided some extremely useful lifelong violin tips and advice.He told me that,"You need to think to tell a story to your audience while you perform a piece." Kevin has many great attributes. He is very knowledgeable about violin techniques. Every time I asked him questions, he was able to provide me legitimate answers.Also, his explanations were crystal clear. He knows how to explain tricky violin mechanisms explicitly. This is one of Kevin's greatest strong points: He is very enthusiastic when he comes to violin teaching.He definitely knows how to inspire and motivate people positively. I've seen many prolific violin instructors. Unfortunately, some of them do not have the same positive energy that Kevin does.Every time I felt more confident and more inspired after working with Kevin. 4 hours wasn't enough for me to work with him. I definitely wanted more!
Kevin invited me to attend his recitals in Spring, 2016. I was totally amazed by his performances.He was performing one of the most challenging violin quartet pieces, Beethoven, Grosse Fuge.
Kevin really stood out as the first violin during the performance.
He has very really powerful bow strokes, beautiful vibratos, a great sense of dynamic control, beautiful intonation and great musicality .
While I was listening to his performances, I felt like he was really attempting to tell the audience stories through his playing.
After all, I agree with him wholeheartedly. He was right about his performing philosophies. Playing a piece is actually telling a story to your audience.I strongly believe that Kevin will continue to grow tremendously as a violin educator and a professional performer in the future.Kevin is definitely highly recommended to work with!