VIOLIN LESSONS, VIOLA LESSONS FOR ALL AGES! SUZUKI METHOD VIOLIN!
Teaching out of Belleville and Picton
also providing live wedding music and music for special occasions
If you are looking to start strings for the very first time, or
perhaps are returning to your instrument after a hiatus, you
are most welcome here! Our youngest student started at 4
years of age, and the oldest beginner...would rather refrain
from mentioning age! The right time to start a particular
student on an instrument is not measurable in years, but
rather in attitude and character. Private lessons, group class and ensemble instruction are all offered at Red Door String Studio.
Joel teaches classical violin and viola using the SUZUKI
method. This approach to teaching was developed by Shinichi Suzuki in Japan after WWII. It has now been adopted by teachers of various instruments all across the globe. Observing little children learning to speak their native language, which is a very complicated skill, Suzuki believed in the ability of small children to learn to play a musical instrument as well. Taking his cue from the process of learning a language, Suzuki developed a very successful approach to teaching music for all ages. The Suzuki method puts particular focus on breaking down the skill of playing the violin into small managealbe steps as well as establishing a solid foundation at the beginning stages of learning on which to build all subsequent skills.
Joel is committed to further development of his teaching skills. He serves on the board of the Suzuki Association of Ontario as a 613 area representative. He also attends Suzuki training courses during the summers.
“I learned how to be passionate about my music and how to
express my thoughts and feelings into the music” - Stephan,
student, age 14
Questions? Contact us via email or phone.
613 779 7867 firstname.lastname@example.org
Joel Bootsma has been a
teacher of music for
many years. He taught
grade 1 – 12 general
music, band, jazz band
and choir for 12 years in
British Columbia. He has
been teaching private
lessons for more years
than we can remember!
Joel opened his home
studio full-time in the fall
of 2007. He has also
conducted band and
orchestra. In his spare
time, Joel enjoys