Bate Violin Studio
Bate Violin Studio

Bate Violin Studio

Offers remote services
Offers remote services
$65/hour
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Interested musical styles

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Introduction: I've been playing professionally since 2007, and I still love every minute of it. Over the course of my career, I've played with ten different professional symphonies. I'm currently tenured with Orchestra Iowa, and I'm an alternate violinist for the Minnesota Orchestra. Playing the violin has been a pursuit of mastery for me since 1992. I would love to share that passion with you, and teach you what becoming a violinist is all about.
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Serves Chicago, IL

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15 years in business

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Cash, Check, Venmo, Zelle

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Interested musical styles

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Thumbtack Customer
Apr 3, 2021
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From Google

From Google

Eric does a great job of explaining the technical aspects of playing violin in an easily understandable way. My session with him changed how I approach playing and will help me when I encounter difficulties with playing in the future. Very thoughtful, and I appreciated the new approach.
Bate Violin Studio's reply
Hilary, thank you so much for your kind words! I'm glad to hear you got so much out of our session today!
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Thumbtack Customer
Apr 3, 2021
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From Google

From Google

Great quality lessons with good information. Overall great experience.
Bate Violin Studio's reply
Thanks William! It was great working with you today! Eric
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Eric Bate

FAQs

  • What should the customer know about your pricing (e.g., discounts, fees)?

    Monthly tuition is due at the first lesson of the month.

  • What is your typical process for working with a new customer?

    For students with past experience, my main job in a first lesson is to find out how you play. What method books you have worked out of? What pieces have you studied? I will ask the student to play for me their most recently worked-on piece and a scale of their choosing. I also spend some time discussing your goals with studying the violin or viola. For complete beginners I begin by teaching the bow hold. Then I move on to holding the violin and dropping the fingers down in tune. Finally, we put them together and work on Twinkle Twinkle Little Star in Suzuki Book 1. All this happens over the course of about six lessons. I teach using the Suzuki method books, but I do not call myself a Suzuki teacher. I supplement the Suzuki books with other etudes and exercises. I really like Fiddle Magic by Sally O'Reilly and the Sevcik exercises.

  • What education and/or training do you have that relates to your work?

    I have been training as a violinist since 1992 (six years old). Even today I still seek out the top performers in the classical music world to learn from. It's not uncommon for me to fly round trip to Dallas, TX, for a one-hour lesson with Alex Kerr, former concertmaster of the Royal Concertgebouw in Amsterdam (the top orchestra in the world, in my opinion). I am currently a tenured member of Orchestra Iowa and a substitute violinist with the Minnesota Orchestra.

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