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Timothy Judd’s Violin Studio

I welcome students of all ages with both Suzuki and traditional backgrounds.  The students I teach range from beginners to advanced players.  For younger students I am an advocate of the Suzuki method.  Developed by Japanese violinist Shinichi Suzuki after the Second World War, this method is founded on the premise that all children are born with a natural ability to play and enjoy music.  The development of the ear, strong parental involvement that fosters an environment of praise and encouragement, and daily practicing and listening to music are all key to the method.  Suzuki observed that children learn to speak language effortlessly simply by hearing the language spoken by others and imitating.  He discovered that the musical ear can be developed in the same way.

Students can begin violin lessons through the Suzuki method as early as the age of three.  The parent attends their child’s weekly violin lesson, takes notes and becomes the child’s teacher for daily practice sessions at home.  I also provide two group classes a month where students perform together, gaining motivation and inspiration from one another. Learn more about the Suzuki method at the Suzuki Association of the Americas website.

FaceTime/Skype lessons are available to students outside of the Richmond area.

Contact me for more information regarding lessons.

after a performance

after a performance

2015-2016 Group Class Schedule

Group classes are held twice a month on Tuesdays at 5:00 P.M.
Location: First Unitarian Universalist Church of Richmond

September-December, 2015

  • September 1, 2015
  • October 6, 2015
  • October 20, 2015
  • November 3, 2015
  • November 17, 2015
  • December 1, 2015
  • December 7, 2015 (rehearsal)

  • Studio Recital: December 8 at 5:00 PM, First Unitarian Universalist Church of Richmond

January-March, 2016

  • January 5, 2016
  • January 19, 2016
  • February 2, 2016
  • February 23, 2016
  • March 1, 2016
  • March 15, 2016

  • Community Performance: March 18 at Crossroads Art Center

  • Community Performance: March 19 at Richmond Symphony Lollipops, Richmond CenterStage

April-June, 2016

  • April 19, 2016
  • April 26, 2016
  • May 3, 2016
  • May 17, 2016

  • Studio Recital: June 7 at 5:00 PM, First Unitarian Universalist Church of Richmond

Jiahnse working on her bow hold

bow hold

Violin Lesson with Briauna

Violin Lesson

Suzuki violin group class

Suzuki violin group class

Suzuki violin group class

Suzuki violin group class