Whitney Garrison

Bachelor of Arts in Music Samford University

Learning to play the violin was one of the best choices of my life. Since I started playing the violin at the age of 9, it has been an incredible journey. While the journey hasn’t always been easy, it has been extremely rewarding. When I was younger, I learned the importance of persevering even when I found it hard to read music and understand theory. In recent years, I’ve experienced the joy of sharing a concerto with an audience of music lovers. My passion for music has remained constant throughout the journey.

As a teacher, I recognize that each student has a unique learning style. I enjoy adapting my teaching to find the method that works best for each student. In weekly lessons, students develop the skills of reading music and other important fundamentals. Additionally, I encourage students to embrace creativity. I feel strongly that it’s important for students to experience different styles of music.¬†From classical music to popular music, students can learn beautiful melodies and interesting rhythms. I encourage students to listen to music, to find a genre they love, and to play along with music they love.

My goal as a teacher is to provide a positive musical experience for students. I want students to experience the joy of music and have fun developing their talents. One of my favorite parts of lessons is playing duets with students. As we make music together, students develop the ability to improvise and play by ear as well as develop their musicianship skills.