The Music Studio of Cookie Segelstein
Classroom

I teach all levels of violin and viola students on Wednesdays at the Radayeva Music School in Pleasanton, California, and at my home in North Berkeley, CA on Tuesday afternoons and Saturday mornings. I love beginners, and specialize in the merging of Classical technique with folk styles. Through folk fiddle tunes and styles, students can improve bow techniques, sharpen listening skills, and discover a variety of violin/fiddle traditions throughout the world. Integrating ear learning into traditional lessons makes for a total package, a student who can sight read a string quartet part, and then sit with friends and play a traditional fiddle tune by ear.