I love to teach and play violin!
I have opportunity to play more and more venues. I am so happy! Now I have violin students that I teach. I so like my students. There is such satisfaction in seeing the progress my students are making. Some are young, eager and just starting to learn. Others have been playing awhile or are older and want to learn to play correctly and at higher level.
Each group has their own challenges. I first teach them the proper way to hold bow and violin. It is foundation for becoming a good violinist. If you do not have good bow technique, you will never advance beyond beginner status! Next is how to get good sound from your instrument. My students who practice and play like I teach them, can quickly see progress.
I am proud to say that my students that were taught before, are surprized at what they can now accomplish with a few adjustments and practice, practice, practice. I am proud of my students and I think they so appreciate me.
Practice makes perfect: Start with 15 minutes everyday and work up to at least an hour of play or more.
During practice, focus on improving and playing musically. Play a small segment of music, then ask yourself: “What can I do to make that sound better?”. Then play the segment again while trying to implement your ideas.
Practice is critical. A violin has no frets or marks to help place the fingers. A student that wants to be a good player will practice every day to prevent losing the feel of the right position for the hand and fingers.
Be Patient! Be sure not to rush ahead and try things that are too difficult; you have to crawl before you can walk. Go Step by Step. First, learn the simple things like learning how to use a bow. Before you know it, you’ll be ready for more difficult things. Even very gifted musicians must practice hard and may struggle when learning something new. Patience is the key!,
Practice hard fast parts slowly, then work up to tempo. It is not important to be able to play fast at first. More important to play correctly and get the best sound from your violin. Besides, some of the most beautiful violin music is played slowly, like Ava Maria played here. Do not expect to play something well the first time, or even the first twenty times!
Have fun! Violin playing should not feel like a chore. While you should practice the music you need to for your teacher or orchestra, leave time at the end for your favorite music.
Cole Payne: Feb 16, 2013
Maxine Abellanosa 01/14/13
Tatiana, thank you so much for being part of our day. I made sure to stop and listen to the music. I’ve heard so many brides say that they’re so nervous they never even hear the music. The Music was beautiful and just added so much to our day. I hope you weren’t too cold! .
Luiz Oliveia, Sambalatte Torrefazione 1.2.13
We are very fortunate to have Tatiana play for us on weekends. She adds a magic touch of class to the environment.
Kevin Nicolson 12/29/12
Terry, Finally getting a chance to go through emails, and we both wanted to thank you for everything you did. Your level of service was exceptional, and really made our decision to choose Tatiana an easy one. Everything worked out great. Thanks so much, and we’ll definitely be putting up a great review for Tanya on Wedding Wire in another email.
10/12/12 Hello Terry-
I’m so sorry I didn’t get back to you sooner, Please forgive me! I actually have been meaning to contact you and your Gorgeous wife to let you know that She did the most Awesome job……So many compliments from family and friends at my daughter Shawna’s wedding. Your wife was such a great addition to my daughters Big day. You can bet we will be recommending your wife for all occasions. Thanks again and please share this with The Star.
05/12/12 Tanya, my brides love you. You are always a hit! You are welcome to play at Rhodes Ranch Golf Club anytime. We all enjoy you here!
With God’s blessing and my prayers. In His Service,
01.08.12 Terry, Thank you for the pictures. I will definitely recommend the families contacting you for those having weddings or Quinceaneras
11.28.11 Hi Terry! I just wanted to say thank you to Tanya and let her know how much I enjoyed her playing at my wedding. I am sorry I didn’t get to thank her personally on my wedding day, but I wanted her to know that she helped make it special, and that my guests really enjoyed it!
10/21/2011 WOW! You blew away our guests with your violin playing. Thank you for making our party so special. BTW you should get some CD disks recorded to sell or give away. Deb
9/11/2011 Tatiana – We thank you for playing for us yesterday at Bellagio. Our amazing wedding was so much more thanks to your beautiful violin. I took violin in school – I wish I could play half as good as you! Tell Terry thank you for his help. You both were wonderful! Our best of luck to you. Julie
8/1/2011 Our wedding this weekend was magical, thanks to you”! My other sister is getting married in Oct. After hearing you play at our wedding this weekend, she wants you to play violin at their wedding too! Can we get family discount? LOL
7/26/2011 Thank you so much for playing at our wedding! The ceremony was so sweet and tender because you added the special touch! Your music is amazing.
best wishes, Alina
7/7/2011 Tanya… Your music made our wedding the very best! Thank you so much for everything. Your passion and selection of music was perfect! You were the hit of the evening with everyone. Thanks again and best of luck. You are fantastic! Steve and Sue
5/1/2011 Hi Tanya! We are getting married at the Artisan Hotel Boutique on September 10th, 2011 and we want to have a violin playing for the ceremony. I have a couple songs in mind. We would only need you for about a half hour – from 6 to 6:30 pm- can you please let me know if you are interested and available for that date and time. Thanks in advance!!
I must tell you… This was one of the best weddings! I nothing understand, everything in Latin and Spanish but the bride was beautiful and the church was full!
The priest, Father Krier has a wonderful church and is director of St Joseph’s Catholic Church. He made me feel right at home and helped me when I was suppose to play.
The bride and groom were so happy. I have a great business when I get to join in a celebration of joy with good people like these.
"Tidings of Joy -
A Season of Hope and Celebration"
of Southern Nevada
Friday – November 18, 2011
The Four Seasons Hotel, Las Vegas
The theme of the party was French, so of course I played the wandering violin player, playing mostly French music.
It was so much fun and everyone so liked my music!
All of the food looked so good and Peggy paid attention to every detail to make the event spectacular.
Yesterday I had the privlidge of playing at a Muslim Wedding at Vinters Grill in Las Vegas.
The wedding was outside on the patio with about 70 guests.
I thought the women and especially the bride, looked so beautiful! I played Latkias theme from Slumdog Millionaire as the bride walked down the aisle.
I so liked this wedding and the handsome men too, moma mia!
Fun Time with Good Musicians
I had so much fun last night! Our ensemble group of about 8 musicians preformed for family and friends at a local soiree.
The weather was great and the music was beautiful. I got to meet some great people and one very special lady who has performed on stage in Vegas for years. She was so charming and liked my violin.
I hope I made some new friends and get to play for them in the future. We have a charity event coming up in November the group will play for too!
Two Afganistan War Veterans Marry
I played a lovely wedding at "Wellington Place". The bride was beautiful and everyone so nice in their outfits. I played old song, "At Last" at ceremony.
I had one little boy that followed me everywhere I went. So for my little fan I played special for him. His suit matched the Groom and he was so handsome and charming.
Maybe someday I play at HIS wedding!