- Mae Frank
I foster friendly, honest relationships with each of my students to help them learn how to communicate and express themselves through music.
For as long as Mae can remember, music has been a central part of her life. She grew up listening to her dad play classical piano as well as bluegrass guitar. After hearing the San Francisco Symphony at the age of 6, she was determined to learn violin.
Mae graduated from the Crowden School of Music and went on to be a member of the San Domenico Virtuoso Program throughout high school. She has played with the San Francisco Choral Society and currently plays chamber music and in the Orchestra da Camera as part of the San Domenico Virtuoso Program. She is a past winner of the Junior Bach Festival with the Crowden School as well as a scholarship recipient to the San Domenico School. She has performed with the Marin Youth Symphony Orchestra and in the Hawaii Performing Arts Festival. Mae is an experienced private violin teacher as well as being a teaching assistant at the Hawaii Performing Arts Festival and at Whitman Elementary School for the deaf.
Teaching Style and Philosophy
I give each one of my students a personalized agenda depending on their skill level and musical goals. I assess each student separately and adjust to his or her learning styles. Learning violin demands daily practice in technical skill, including posture, bow handling, and intonation. I expect to see my students grow week to week. I foster friendly, honest relationships with each of my students to help them learn how to communicate and express themselves through music. Learning any instrument teaches discipline, consistency, and communication that will assist my students in whatever career they choose.