Rebecca Christopherson, Violinist

Suzuki Specialist

Online Individual Lessons

Online lessons can be given on a variety of platforms: Skype, Zoom, WhatsApp, FaceTime, or Facebook Messenger. The initial lesson is always one hour. This gives us time to:

* Clarify what your goals are and what an individualized course of study looks like for you! I typically us the Suzuki books, but we can also use fiddle, pop and folk songs depending on your desires. 

* Determine the length and frequency of lessons needed for me to help you reach your goals. 

* Let me hear your playing to better understand your needs. 

* Let you experience my teaching style to make sure it’s what you’re looking for!

Online Master Classes

Through my Facebook page Violin Guru Online, I offer free master classes once a week to students of all levels.

In a master class, two to three people share an hour of instruction. Others may attend and watch, learning through their instruction. Each student plays a piece or portion of a piece, and receive constructive feedback. This feedback can include technical and musical advice, practice tips, performance coaching, and anything else the student needs!

To sign up, please visit the Facebook page. The first three people to sign up each week will be the performers. Once a student has performed, priority will be given to newcomers until everyone has had a turn. 

Free content is available on YouTube on the TessAlgarve channel. 

Video Exchange Instruction

Can’t afford private lessons? Don’t want to play in front of others? Tired of trying to figure out on your own if you’re doing it right?

Feedback is the most important thing that “do-it-yourselfers” miss. 

The Video Exchange Instruction is a budget-conscious approach to instruction. You can send me a video of your playing, up to five minutes, with or without specific questions. 

I will provide a video response with a demonstration of the suggestions I am giving, exactly as I would in a lesson. However, I will choose one or two points that I feel are the most valuable to improving your playing rather than the extensive instruction of a full lesson. You can submit as many videos as you like, as often as you like. Each submission is 5€.