Teaching testimonials

"My daughter is incredibly fortunate to be able to study violin with Charlene Kluegel. (And secretly, being a violin player myself, I feel pretty lucky to be able to sit in on the lessons and soak in the wealth of knowledge each lesson brings.) We feel like we have won the violin-teacher lottery! My daughter made the switch to studying with Charlene when she was ready for a step-up in instruction, at the junior-high level. The progress she has made over the past two years under Charlene’s tutelage has been tremendous. Charlene’s pedagogical style is extremely effective: she communicates clearly and with a great deal of empathy for any challenges that new material might present; she delivers the perfect blend of technique instruction and focus on musicality; she assigns diverse and rich repertoire that challenges the student to keep advancing; and she offers ample advice on everything from overcoming performance anxiety to discovering unique outside (ensemble, music theory, etc.) opportunities and resources for supplementing the violin studies. Finally, with the recent need to move to virtual lessons due to the pandemic, we have found yet another reason to love Charlene: she has had previous experience with video instruction and is highly effective when teaching via Zoom. The result has been a seamless transition to video lessons for my daughter at an otherwise challenging time. We are so grateful to have found Charlene."

- Maja Kos

"Since beginning lessons with Charlene, our daughter has quickly advanced through her studies while developing excellent sound and technique.  Not only does Charlene have an extremely impressive resume, she offers detailed expertise while also nurturing and caring for our daughter in a way that not only gives her confidence with the violin, but also other facets of her life." 


- Parent of Elena L., 6 year old violin student

“Mrs. Kluegel has been teaching me violin for over 3 years. Her teaching made me the best player at school. I learn so many things from her teaching. Mrs. Kluegel makes practicing so fun! She is a very patient teacher.”

- Maya M. (12 years old)

“Charlene Kluegel has been one of my favorite teachers to this day. She will always push you to learn new skills that at the time may seem too difficult. Her focused teaching, however, means you pick up new techniques quickly. No matter at what level you are currently, she will always help you improve."

- Bart

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