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Brandon Vance is a two-time U.S. Open National Scottish Fiddle Champion - the youngest to receive the award, at the age of 14. He moved to Seattle in 2010 after receiving his M.M. in Violin Performance from the Cleveland Institute of Music, and has been teaching at Ted Brown for the past few years.

Brandon believes in a holistic and personalized approach to violin where the priority is comfort and ease of playing, regardless of the repertoire which the student wishes to focus on. Brandon's curriculum is guided by the student’s creative goals and desires while careful attention is given to the practical and mechanical aspects of playing a stringed instrument. Focus is also placed on developing rhythmic awareness and learning how to produce a beautiful tone on the violin. For his younger students, Brandon uses the Suzuki approach, which emphasizes the importance of parental involvement in the student's musical education. He also supplements the traditional classical literature with specific fiddle tunes designed to teach them the basics while helping them explore new styles.

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