She's taught both me and my daughter and I just can't express in words how amazing she is as a person, as a musician and as a teacher. I started on violin in 4th grade with her and she was my private teacher and school orchestra instructor until I started high school. Even though she was always my favorite, I didn't quite realize what a gem of a teacher she was back then (in terms of the quality of her work), because I was just a kid. But now that I'm older I've had the chance to compare...I went on to meet many other music teachers throughout my teens and also once I started looking for a teacher for my child in my late 20s. None can compare with Mrs. Martin's magical way with kids. She is very patient, but keeps kids focused. She is fun, but teaches them to take their music seriously. I've met so many other teachers who are either too strict for young ones or too lax about the kids learning the right technique. Not the case with Mrs. Martin...she provides the perfect balance of fun and learning. I promise you are going to love her!
Michelle has been such a blessing for our family. After trying a few instructors who were unable to help my son focus in and learn the violin, we found Michelle, who really understands child development and uses that knowledge in her lessons for fun and motivation! She instills a perfect mix of enjoyment and discipline into her students. Now she is teaching all three of my boys, with various learning abilities and challenges, and is able to tailor the lessons so that everyone makes progress and has success! I can't speak highly enough of Michelle as a teacher and as a lovely person.
Mrs. Martin instructed my oldest son for 2 years. She was so friendly and welcoming that my daughter decided to take piano lessons with her as well. Mrs. Martin is patient and kind and makes her students feel at ease, even when they make a mistake.
Michelle has provided private instruction for both my oldest and middle child. Our oldest has gone on to perform in four All-State and five All County Orchestras and has been the principle Violist at his High School all four years. He has also been co-Principle and Principle Violist for the Young Artist Orchestra. Our middle child has also been the Concert Master of the Sinfonia Orchestra and a member of the top orchestra at her local high school. It was with Michelle’s foundation that encouraged them to be the musicians that they are today. Thank you Michelle for all that you have done...
Even if you do not live near Apopka she is worth the drive - Michelle Martin has been teaching Natalie for over 5 years now and has a style and teaching technique that covers it all, including music theory, sight reading, and an inspiring positive attitude !
I have learned so much over 5 years, thank you Ms. Michelle for teaching me the violin! Natalie B.