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Rachel Saul Schifino

Rachel Saul Schifino

Violin / Honolulu

“Prioritizing a curriculum that is unique to each student, I carefully observe each student's ability to determine the course of study. My teaching philosophy, influenced by my "Grandfather" teacher Ivan Galamian, emphasizes an equal pyramid of technique and musicality. Developing both equally, with technique’s sole purpose to express innate musicality, is essential to achieve the end goal to create artful music.”

Sheryl Shohet

Sheryl Shohet

Violin, Viola / Waipio Gentry

“In addition to playing the violin beautifully and loving music, students in my violin studio learn valuable life lessons. My studio is a close-knit community of students and families who interact with me, with each other, with other music organizations, and with various populations we serve while sharing our music. ”

Nancy Shoop-Wu

Nancy Shoop-Wu

Violin, Viola / Honolulu

“I have been teaching violin lessons in Honolulu for 30 years and I love to teach! I have learned that each child learns very differently, so I try to find a way to teach each child in a way that fits their own unique learning style and personality. This is what makes teaching so fun for me.”

Lance Suzuki

Lance Suzuki

Flute / Honolulu, Kailua

“Each flute lesson with me focuses first on fundamentals. My goal is to help every student to find their most efficient, streamlined method of sound production. Through my personal series of tone-developing exercises, I aim to create a seamless flow of sound from the lowest to the highest registers of the flute. With a mindfulness to the nuances of tone, flute students of all ages and abilities can gain greater confidence and consistency in their flute playing.”