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About Michael Sanchez
Michael Sanchez has been playing classical violin and fiddle for more than
24 years and teaching in his private studio for almost 10 years. He has taught
more than 500 students during his teaching career and currently has more
than 50 students weekly at his studio in Grand Rapids, Michigan.
Michael's instrument abilities include the violin, viola, fiddle, mandolin, and
piano. He has played fiddle in many country music bands and for the "Medora"
musical, a well-known and popular show that has been held each year in North
Dakota since 1965. Michael has also lived and performed in Nashville, where
he taught fiddle professionally.
Currently, Michael dedicates much of his time to teaching and performing in
various special events and weddings. He's a popular online violin/fiddle teacher
on YouTube, and has a great platform for students to learn how to play in his lessons area on his website (www.violintutorpro.com/lessons). Michael provides
a fun, interactive approach to learning the fiddle and violin and is reaching
students all over the world with his innovative ideas using the Internet and
online classes. He believes that a solid foundation in the fundamentals of fiddle
and violin is crucial to helping students achieve that beautiful sound they're
Michael is CEO and creator of Violin Tutor Pro (www.violintutorpro.com),
an online site established in 2009 where students can learn how to play violin and fiddle. Michael participates regularly in his forum and blog, where you can browse fresh posts to improve your skills in an interactive/fun way (www.violintutorpro.com/blog). He is also the CEO of Superior Violins (www.superiorviolins.com), a site dedicated to all of his instrument
and accessory recommendations.
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