Ocean Violin Teacher - Age 3 to Adult

 The Violin teacher Na You has taught for over 30 years, students
won International Concerto Competition, scholarship ompetitions at Rockland Conservatory of Music NY, and All State audition in SC.
 She masters both the Suzuki and Traditional methods. 


Music videos, please highlight, copy and paste 
to watch

Performance at Hilton Head Library on May 31

1)Owen and Ella, I like chocolate ice cream


2)Cade, Twinkle variation A


3)AnnaCamden, Minuet 2 by Bach


4)Danielle, Gavotte by Lully


5)Kaylee, Gavotte by Martini


     6)Bailey, Gavotte from E Major Unaccompanied Bach


7) Na You, Ballad by Ciprian Porumbescu


Performed at Bloom at Belfair, Bluffton
on July 21, 2015


1st part was a fast mode, this is the right part


Performed at the YouthFest at the Arts Center, HHI.
March 2, 2013

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 Youtube Video for the performance at Emeritus 
at Palm Court HHI, on September 29, 2012:

Part one:

Part two


Contents 4 videos on the Youtube
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She can teach violin while speaking with Chinese if the student requests to.

    The violin/viola teacher Na You holds a Arts and with 14 years teaching the Suzuki method, over 30 years teaching the traditional method.  
       Ms You studied violin in China and went to Beijing Central Conservatory to with Professor Zhilong Wang between 1983-1986; and she won the 2nd place in Guizhou Violin Competition in 1988. She came to the US in 1993 and studied at Indiana University under Professor Kathryn Votapak for an Artist and Bowling Green University under Dr. Moves Poggosian for a in 1998-2000. Ms. Yang was trained for Suzuki violin from book 1 through 8 at The School for Strings in NY from 2000-2003 under the instruction of Louise Behrend. Miss Behrend was the first generation to visit Dr. Suzuki's school in Japan to learn his method.   
       Ms. You was a Suzuki teacher at Rockland Conservatory of Music in NY from the year of 2000-2007, her students won the competitions for the ( Ms. Yang's name was on the local newspaper). Ms. Yang uses her expertise in teaching this technical instrument. She her students with prizes along with making each student feel special.
   Ms You is currently playing with Hilton head Symphony Orchestra


                             Na You's performance:
                      1) Hilton Head Chior Society 
                          Conductor: Tim Reynolds

                     Place:  First Presbyterian Church HHI
               2)   Symphony Orchestra:                     
                          Conductor: John Russell 

                        Place: Presbyterian Church, HHI

                                3) Beaufort Symphony:
                             Conductor: Fred Devyatkin


The Introduction of Suzuki Method:
·                  Dr. Suzuki: If love is deep, much can be accomplished!
Suzuki Violin Method

Every Child Can Learn

      More than forty years ago, Suzuki realized the implications of the fact that children the world over learn to speak their native language with ease. He began to the basic principles of to the learning of music, and called his method the mother-tongue approach. The parent involvement as when a child learns to talk; and it is the same method with learning playing the violin. 

Early Beginning

      The early years are crucial for developing mental processes and coordination. Listening to music should begin at birth; formal training may begin at age three or four. Dr. Suzuki says it is never too young to and rarely too late to begin.


       Children learn words after hearing them spoken hundreds of times by others. Listening to music every day is important, especially listening to pieces in the Suzuki repertoire so the child knows them immediately. Constant repetition is essential in learning as well. 


      As with language, the child’s effort to learn an instrument should be met with sincere praise and encouragement. Each child learns at his/her own rate, building on small steps so that each one can be mastered. 

Delayed Reading

         The young children learn to read after their ability to talk has been well established. In the same way, children should develop basic technical competence on their instruments before being taught to read music. 

The Suzuki Legacy

       Shinichi Suzuki was a violinist, educator, philosopher and humanitarian. Born in 1898, he studied violin in Japan for some years before going to Germany in the 1920s for further study. After the end of World War II, Dr. Suzuki devoted his life to the development of the method he calls Talent Education. Suzuki based his approach on the belief that “Musical ability is not an inborn talent but an ability which can be developed. Any child who is properly trained can develop musical ability, just as all children develop the ability to speak their mother tongue. The potential of every child is unlimited.”Dr. Suzuki’s goal was not simply to develop professional musicians, but to nurture loving human beings and help develop each child’s character through the study of music.Suzuki teachers believe that musical ability can be developed in all children.                 

-- Students begin at young ages.
-- Parents play an active role in the learning process.
-- Children become comfortable with the instrument before learning to read music.
-- Students perform frequently, individually and in groups.
-- Building the habit of consistence is an essence of being successful; not to give up anything when gets a little difficult, but cut to small easy steps to practice. 

Ms You creates many fun ways for the students to enjoy while learning.


Dr. Suzuki spent 10 years composing his book one. He made sure the children like every song in the book, he omitted the songs that the children did not like. He wrote and collected 10 wonderful books in total.  Dr. Suzuki also discovered that through extending a very young child's natural abilities to learn music, there youngsters were also growing in many other ways, particularly in confidence, mental quickness, creativity and self esteem.


The Traditional style is for children at the school age, start reading the music right at beginning while learning to play. Since Ms. You mastered the both methods, she often mix the Suzuki and Traditional ways for different children: teaching the techniques traditionally, but with the Suzuki style for adding more interests on learning.   This is the only perfect way to learn the violin.

Tips for playing violin:  

-- Good heart.
-- Good at Math.
-- Quick thinking.
-- Gets Talent Credit for going to the Collage.

Youth Orchestra Opportunity in town:

-- The student can take audition for the region and all state orchestras of South Carolina once a year. The auditions are for both junior and senior divisions. If the student wins the audition, there would be one or two concerts played around the city, the music hall. It is a good experience if the student can take the audition, it would also shows the special talent for entering the good college.   
For details, please check on:
--The Savannah Armstrong Atlantic Youth Orchestra provides FIVE levels orchestra for young musicians, from beginning to the advance.  

--The Beaufort Youth Orchestra provides the professional opportunity for the young musicians.

-- violin competition in HHI yearly:

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