With a Bachelor's degree in Violin Performance from McGill University, Geneviève has over 10 years of teach experience with students of all ages ranging from beginner to intermediate levels of playing. In addition to teaching private violin lessons from her West Des Moines violin studio, Geneviève is currently a faculty member with the Des Moines Symphony Academy, where she teaches group classes to young beginning violin students.
Shorter lessons range from $50 for 45 minutes, and $40 for 30 minutes. Geneviève's flexible teaching style provides a specialized pedagogical approach that adapts the lesson to the need of the student - i.e. pace, repertoire, or method of learning. The lessons focus on creating a solid technical foundation, emphasizing music theory and music history, all the while ensuring a fun and creative learning environment.Schedule now
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Geneviève is currently offering remote lessons through Zoom during the COVID-19 epidemic. Please contact Geneviève for availabilities!Schedule Now
Mrs. Salamone is an excellent communicator and instructor. Our daughter learned more about playing the violin in the last few months as her student than in the two years of lessons from others. Geneviève is patient and encouraging while still striving for excellence in the student's technique and musicality.
My experience with Geneviève was a decidedly fantastic one! She instinctively couples teaching the challenging demands of the violin while providing an encouraging, patient, and downright fun environment to do it in. Whereas with previous teachers I dreaded attending lessons, with Geneviève I found myself eager all week to learn from her. Prior to lessons with her, I had not played violin in several years. However, Geneviève was highly accommodating and patient with my progress; she even saw more potential in me than what I imagined and immediately helped foster my confidence to pursue challenging, yet fun, ventures for the instrument. Thanks to her, my interest in the violin has been reignited and I love it more than ever!