Rolando Freitag is a registered Violin Teacher Trainer with the Suzuki Association of the Americas (SAA). He currently serves on the SAA’s Board of Directors as the 2019-2021 Chair-Elect, and 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 a Certificate in the Foundations of Positive Psychology from the University of Pennsylvania, offered through Coursera, and holds the Certificate of Achievement from the Suzuki Association of the Americas.
At the Orlando Suzuki Music School he offers Suzuki Teacher Training courses as well as individual and group lessons.
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!"
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