Welcome! I'm Amanda Hernandez: a Suzuki teacher and violinist in Wichita Falls, TX and I'm currently accepting violin and viola students ages 4+ into my private studio.
Here are a few things about me...
I grew up playing violin in the public school strings program in Midland, TX. Music quickly became a passion of mine and has taken me many places: to the University of Houston, where I earned a Bachelor of Music in violin performance, then 2,000 miles northeast to The Hartt School of Music in Connecticut, where I earned a Master of Music in Suzuki Pedagogy — and most recently, it's brought me back to Texas — to teach for the Gail Key Academy of Music through the Wichita Falls Youth Symphony Orchestra, where I teach Suzuki violin to students at Milam Elementary and act as Artist-in-Residence for the Wichita Falls Symphony Orchestra to enhance string education in the middle schools and high schools in WFISD. I also take great pleasure in spreading the joy of teaching string instruments in my role as adjunct professor of music at MSU where I teach string methods to music education majors.
As Dr. Suzuki said, "I just want to make good citizens. If a child hears music from the day of his birth, and learns to play it himself, he develops sensitivity, discipline, and endurance. He gets a beautiful heart."
For the past nine years as a Suzuki teacher, I've watched children transform before me as they learn skill after skill and take pride in their amazing capabilities to make music. I am committed to helping every child achieve success and I thrive on the wonderful challenge of discovering how each student learns best.
If you are interested in learning more about what it means to study violin and viola through the Suzuki method or are ready to register your child for lessons, please feel free to contact me via e-mail (firstname.lastname@example.org) or on my cell 432-934-7244.
"It is in our power to educate all the children of the world to become a little better as people, a little happier."
- Dr. Suzuki, Nurtured by Love