Chaiwat Rodsuwan has been teaching the violin private lessons and string orchestras from 3rd grade to high school in many fine arts schools in Houston, Texas since 1995. His passion and dedication helped many students during the school hours and after school to enjoy learning how to play the violin and achieving their highest potential! He has also turned around students who were ready to give up. His students have achieved several top awards, performed in the regional orchestra and the Houston Youth Symphony, and some even continued to study as a music major.
- Bachelor of Arts in Music Payap University
- Master of Arts in Music West Texas A& M University
- Texas Teacher Certificate All–Level Music (Grade Pre K-12)
- Registered Suzuki Teacher
- Attended 2000 International Computer Music Technology Conference and Workshop EUPUI
- Attended the Suzuki Summer Institutes at Lafayette Colorado, the Snowmass at Aspen Colorado, and Deerfield Illinois.
- Attend annually at Texas Music Educators Association Clinic/Convention, San Antonio
- Played the violin in the Amarillo Symphony 1987-94 seasons
- Performed as a fiddler in Texas Musical Drama at Palodoro Canyon for four seasons.
- Taught five years at Amarillo College Suzuki String Program and the thirteenth years in Aldine I.S.D.
- Served ten consecutive years as the violin clinician at the Annual Suzuki String Workshop in Parsons, Kansas
- Led violin students to perform actively in area include the trip to the Texas State Capitol in Austin 2000
- Presented “Teaching Music with Technology” during the National Magnet Conference 2001
- Performed in the Youth Symphony Workshop in Singapore and Bangkok.
- Building Teacher of the Year 2002-03 Bethune Academy Aldine I.S.D. Houston, Texas
- Extraordinary Commitment to the Fine Arts Strings Program Award
"I believe that everyone can learn and develop their musical abilities through nurturing.
A great teacher has the ability to engage and inspire students, while they themselves grow as a teacher.
Teaching has been my life’s passion. I have been very happy to help impact the musical growth and development of my students from age 3 to senior citizen for over 30 years."
My teaching model:
What do I expect my students to learn and be able to do?
What opportunities will I provide to ensure that my students will learn?
How will I know my students are learning?
How will I respond when my students have/have not learned?
Chaiwat Rodsuwan, director
Hello, my name is Jason Ashley. I am a professional violinist and string teacher, currently residing in the Tomball area. I have over 25+ years of professional experience as a violinist and hold a Bachelors, and Graduate Professional Diploma in Violin Performance. My formal teachers included Bernard Lurie-CM/Hartford Symphony, Mitchell Stern -American String Quartet, Peter McHugh-CM/Louisville Symphony, Philip Setzer-Emerson String Quartet, Patrick Rafferty CM/ Milwaukee Symphony. I bring to you a rich extensive performing career diverse in works of solo, small and large ensemble repertoire and have the privilege of touring and performing and internationally in professional orchestras.
I have been actively involved in the violin since the age of 3 through the Suzuki method. Though I implement many properties of this method in my instruction, I tend to focus more on the traditional approach. I ultimately feel that combining a good balance of string theory, technique, musical style approach, interpretation and a mix of effective string pedagogical methods to build and develop a stronger, better-rounded musician, and competent performer.
I have a wonderful opportunity to team up at Allegro Violin School with another master violin instructor. His name is Mr. Chaiwat Rodsuwan, who I feel; founded and built one of the best flourishing violin schools in and around Houston and surrounding areas which includes a range of students from Cy-Fair, Tomball, Klein, Conroe, The Woodlands, Humble and Aldine.
As I teach at this wonderful school, I will be mostly focused on the serious intermediate and advanced violin or viola player who seeks to raise their level of playing to collegiate, professional and beyond. I am a certified string teacher with over 13 years of public school teaching which includes elementary to high school, as well as college. I am well versed with UIL standards, procedures, requirements, repertoire, rigors and expectations.
“I feel that learning and mastering the violin is full of challenges and rewards, and the makings of a successful string player, with good guidance; develops and grows in a positive nurturing environment.”
Sincerely, Jason Ashley-Professional Violinist
Dominique Hammons is a classically trained, contemporary violinist. He graduated from the University of Oklahoma majoring in Music Performance in classical and jazz.
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