Dr. Wu teaches violin and viola in
the east and south bay area. As a noted violin teacher, Dr. Wu boasts
impressive 30 year teaching and performance experiences in violin / viola. Having solid education and performance background in violin from
U.S. and China, he has trained many students. Some of them become successful
professionals, others become accomplished amateur violinists. Himself also performs violin
extensively, giving solo performances or serving as principle
violinist for orchestras.
methodology combines the traditional studio instruction with the latest
development of string pedagogy. One to one instruction is tailored to each
He uses traditional
European materials and new American books. Students take one lesson
per week. Each lesson lasts 30, 45, or 60 minutes. More advanced
students take longer lesson because of more materials. Overall rapid progress of students proves
Dr. Wu's methodology efficient.
A very patient and nice teacher, he never sacrifices his teaching
quality. He is trying hard to let students understand the importance of hard
working . He has strong emphasis on the
teaching triangle - the relationship among students, teachers, and
parents. He asks parents to actively get involved into his teaching
Dr. Wu emphasizes that violin students should gain
more beyond the learning
of the instrument itself. He stresses that through the tough procedure of
learning students should establish the correct attitude to face difficulties and
acquire the ability to solve problems. He encourages his student to
develop team work experiences through working in string ensembles and
orchestras. He requires students to develop good stage image and presentation skills, which will be very useful in students'
Preparing students for MTAC (Music
Teacher's Association of California) Certificate
of Merit (CM) level examination and British
Royal School of Music Exam are Dr. Wu's important work. He also
prepare students for regional student symphony entrance auditions and seating
auditions. When students accomplish much in violin performance, he writes recommendation letters for student for college application. Famous
universities have requirements for outstanding extracurricular activities to
consider their enrollment and scholarship.
The Fremont location is in the central
Fremont area, very close to Mission San Jose, Irvington, and other Fremont
districts. Violin students from Union City, Hayward, Milpitas, or other
cities in east bay area also
find Dr. Wu's Fremont violin studio quite near. Highway 680 and 880 link
violin students in Pleasanton, San Ramen. or other cities in tri-valley area with a easily drive of
20 minutes to the Fremont violin studio. Some students even come from Berkeley
or Walnut Creek area.
The Cupertino location is
at the junction of Stevens Creek Blvd. and Lawrence Expressway. It is next to Highway 280 and can be easily reached from highway 85.
Student living in Cupertino, Sunnyvale, San Jose, Palo Alto, Saratoga, Los
Gatos and cities in south bay find very easy to go to the Cupertino studio.