Roxanna has been teaching violin and traditional fiddle for 17 years. Her teaching method includes the Suzuki Violin method as well as her own pedagogy developed from the oral tradition of fiddle music.
Students can choose to learn fiddle, classical or both, however, Roxanna emphasizes technique, posture and sight reading to ensure a well rounded musical education.
Roxanna has recorded three CD’s and toured through out North America with her traditional music group, the Sabir Sisters. As the Artistic Director of the Sabir Sisters Music Studio, Roxanna founded the youth fiddle group, The West Coast Fiddlers, promoting traditional music education and has had several students who graduated her studio program and received scholarship entrance to the University of British Columbia, Kwantlen College, Brandon University and Quest Bachelor of Music programs in Canada.
Roxanna teaches on Monday afternoon and Saturday mornings at the Academy.
I like to think of music as a way of life, and I love the rich timbre of the cello. One student calls me a "Modern cello teacher", and both students & parents alike have commented that my teaching style helps make learning cello easy. With students from age 4, and some students at grade 8, I have a flexible approach as each person differs widely in what they want to achieve. Those who have taken exams have had a 100 percent success rate. I encourage my students to set goals, and they all have the opportunity to perform in the Academy's informal concerts 3 times a year.