Rolando Freitag is a registered Violin Teacher Trainer with the Suzuki Association of the Americas. He currently teaches at the Orlando Suzuki Music School, where he offers Suzuki Teacher Training courses as well as individual and group lessons, and serves as director for the Florida Music Institute. He has extensive experience working with students of all ages and ability levels, and has taught lessons, workshops, and teacher training courses throughout the Americas.
Mr. Freitag earned his M.M. in Violin Performance from Penn State University, and his B.M. in Violin Performance from Shenandoah Conservatory. In addition, he has completed the Foundations of Positive Psychology Specialization from the University of Pennsylvania, and holds the Certificate of Achievement from the Suzuki Association of the Americas.
What parents say about Mr. Freitag:
"Rolando Freitag has been my daughter's violin teacher for the past five years. He is a deeply gifted teacher who brings an amazing blend of great discipline, wisdom, and humor to his work. My daughter adores him. He has inspired our daughter to engage this challenging instrument. He never coddles or infantilizes, but encourages her continually to rise to her growing capacities as a musician. I would recommend Mr. Freitag to anyone - child or adult - who wishes to learn the violin or viola. My daughter's life will be forever touched by his gift, and we are so grateful."
"Mr. Freitag's teaching style evolved perfectly as my daughter progressed from a small beginner to a talented young adult. He is truly gifted at teaching and inspiring students of all ages and abilities. He is extremely creative, kind, talented, motivating, patient, precise, and demonstrates and expects precision. His teaching approach is comprehensive, consistent, and flexible. He is also an amazing musician!"
"... Mr. Freitag has taught both my children (ages 12 and 5) in their violin studies with utmost professionalism, genuine kindness, and refined technique. He is consistently encouraging while having the surgical precision to listen and observe difficulties in technique that a student may have... We've experienced many wonderful violin teachers in our musical journey, but there is something special when my own children constantly make positive comments about Mr. Freitag's high expectations and his teaching... I nearly forgot to mention his violin & viola playing..... an absolute joy to hear!"
Sarah Kimura began her violin studies through the Suzuki Method when she was four years old. She holds a Bachelor's Degree in Violin Performance from the Federal University of Bahia (UFBA), and graduate studies in Childhood Education from the Faculdade Única. Ms. Kimura has a special interest in Early Childhood education, and completed training courses in Suzuki Early Childhood Education and the Willems® Pedagogy.
Ms. Kimura is a former violinist of the UFBA Symphony Orchestra and Symphonic Orchestra of Bahia. She won first prize in the Paulo Bosisio and the Young Soloists Host Schwebel competitions, and an honorable mention in the Young Soloists competition of Piracicaba. She currently teaches violin and viola lessons at the Orlando Suzuki Music School.
Julie Sonne began her cello studies through the Suzuki Method when she was three years old. She holds a Bachelor of Music in Cello Performance from the Purchase College Conservatory of Music, and a Master of Music in Cello Performance from the University of Florida. Ms. Sonne is a dedicated cello teacher who believes in the potential of every child.
Ms. Sonne toured worldwide and performed as a soloist with the Buffalo Strings Advanced Performance Ensemble. She also performed with the Dubuque Symphony Orchestra, Theater Cedar Rapids and Revival Theater Company. She currently teaches cello lessons at the Orlando Suzuki Music School.
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