Benita Gemechu

Benita Gemechu, violin teacher, music for little sparrows, private music lessons, group classes

Teaches
Violin (traditional and Suzuki teaching methods)
Piano (traditional teaching method)
Music for “Little Sparrows” (piano based music education in  group classes for young children) Current student ages range from 4 to 6.

Teaching Since
1998

Education
Master’s Degree in Music, Academy of Music and Theatre “F.M. Bartholdi” in Leipzig, Germany (specialized in teaching violin)

3-year degree in Music Theory, Academy of Music and Theatre “F.M. Bartholdi” in Leipzig, Germany,
with an emphasis on music education for young children, adults and people with disabilities

8 years professional training at “Advanced School of Music” Halle, Germany in the subjects:
violin, piano, chamber orchestra, orchestra, music history, music theory, ear training and choir

Performing/Teaching Experience
Performed throughout Germany as a solo violinist, with a chamber group,
with a professional piano accompanist and with the Philharmonic Orchestra Halle/Saale, Germany
Performed on air as solo violinist for live TV program
Volunteered with the String program at Valley Crossing Community School in Woodbury, Minnesota
Children’s choir director for 6 years, ensemble lessons in piano, guitar and recorder,
“Oromo Lutheran Church”, Minneapolis, Minnesota.

Student Opportunities
Earning points toward a K&S trophy through Recitals in Spring and Fall
Playing for school, weddings and church activities

Other "Notes"
I focus on the importance of creative sound quality by solid technical training, ear training, fluency in note reading and teaching different music styles. I teach violin students of all levels and all ages – from beginner level to professional level.

Philosophy
Music is a gift from God to enjoy. It is an exceptional art which can change the heart of children and adults by learning patience, good work attitude, discipline and developing a deep knowledge of the beauty of music. Sharing the joy of music with students of all ages and talents is a privilege I deeply appreciate.