Information about Dave
Based on Suzuki Method and Philosophy.
I've been working with Russian professor, as well as Canadian, American, and Australian professors. All has their own ways on teaching and playing approach.
I've seen the good things and the bad things within this 10 years of playing violin, and 24 years playing piano. I am picking all the positive side with me to transfer to my students.
That being said, I'm a hybrid teacher, but fundamentally, I'm a Suzuki Music teacher.
I'm also interested deeply in psychology, and to work the psychology out in my teaching is a pure joy.
I learn from my students, as much as they learn from me..
"When love is deep, much can be accomplished", S. Suzuki.
"Music is the supplement of human soul", Dave Nathanael (myself).
"Skill = knowledge + 1000 repetitions", (quote around Suzuki teacher).
Name: Dave (Full name will be provided upon registration)
BAH Teacher No. : 1973
-MASTER OF MUSIC in Violin Performance & Pedagogy - Memorial University of Newfoundland, Canada.
- BACHELOR OF MUSIC in Music Education - Pelita Harapan University, Indonesia.
- Certified Suzuki Music Teacher Training, since 2008. Trainers are from Australia, New Zealand, Indonesia, Italy, USA, Taiwan, HK, Switzerland, and Korea.
Special Skills & Training
TEACHING TRAINING & EXPERIENCE:
- Violin Teacher, Nirvana Music Academy of Violin in Calgary, Canada (2019 – present)
- Violin Teacher, Suzuki Talent Education Society Calgary, Canada (2019 – present)
- Violin, Piano, And Theory Teacher, Long & McQuade Music Centre in Calgary, Canada (2019 – present)
- Violin Teacher via Skype lesson (2017 - present)
- Violin Coach, Calos Orchestra in St. John’s, Canada (2019)
- Violin Teacher, Long & McQuade Music Centre in St. John’s, Canada (2018 – 2019)
- Violin Teacher, Suzuki Talent Education Program (STEP) in St. John’s, Canada (2018 – 2019)
- String ensemble Instructor for Church, Brisbane, Australia (2018)
- Violin Teacher, Church violin lesson program, Indonesia (2015-2017)
- String ensemble Instructor for Church, Indonesia (2014 – 2017)
- Violin Teacher, Jakarta Conservatory of Music (2014 – 2015)
- Violin Teacher (String ensemble and Individual lesson), internship at Pelita Harapan School (2013)
- Violin Teacher, Suzuki Music Association of Indonesia (2010 – 2017)
- Violin Teacher, Private Home-Studio Lesson (and skype-lesson), Indonesia & Australia (2009 – 2018)
Welcoming Party Recital for Russian Ambassador for Indonesia, Mikhail Galuzin (2013)
UPH Conservatory Senior Recital, accompanied Full-Orchestra conducted by DR. Tomislav Dimov (2012)
Concert Violinist of Aula Simfonia Jakarta Concert Hall, Indonesia (2010 - 2017)
Collaboration Recital with pianist Indah Lestari Hertanto, Indonesia (2007)
The New Quartet (Quartet and Quintet ensemble), Canada (2019)
Opera On The Avalon (Ensemble), Canada (2018 – 2019)
The Watershed Ensemble, Canada (2018 – 2019)
Brisbane Concert Orchestra, violin 1, Australia (2018 – present)
Orchestra Concertino Brisbane, violin 1, Australia (2018 – present)
Chamber Concert with Pianists Pascal Rogé and Amy Rogé; violin 1, Indonesia (2016)
The Quintets [Piano Quintet & Clarinet Quintet]; violin 1, Indonesia (2016)
Welcoming Party Recital for Netherland Ambassador in Indonesia (2015)
Soli Quartet [Erasmus Huis Indonesia's Quartet]; violin 1, Indonesia (2015-2016)
Quartet Passioné [Piano Quartet]; violin 1, Indonesia (2015)
Jakarta Sinfonietta; violin 1 / associate. concert master, Indonesia (2015 – present)
Baroque Collegium Singapore; associate concert master / concert master, Singapore (2014)
Ananda Sukarlan Chamber Orchestra; violin 2, Indonesia (2014-2017)
Indonesian Representative (Ensemble) for III-Krasnoyarsk International Music Festival of Asean-Pacific Region in Russia & Siberia; concert master, Russia (2012)
UPH Events and Student Recital; violin / concert master / soloist, Indonesia (2008 – 2017)
Church Sunday Service Ensemble, Indonesia (2007 – 2017)
Calos Orchestra, violin 1 (2019)
Brisbane Concert Orchestra, violin 1 / associate concert master, Australia (2018 – present)
Brisbane Philharmonic Orchestra, violin 1, Australia (2018 – present)
Newfoundland Symphony Orchestra, conducted by Marc David, violin, Canada (2017 – 2019)
Twilite Orchestra, conducted by Addie MS; violin 1, Indonesia (2015)
Ananda Sukarlan Symphony Orchestra; concert master, Indonesia (2014-2016)
Nusantara Symphony Orchestra, conducted by Addie MS and Budi Utomo Prabowo; violin 2, Indonesia (2012 – present)
Jakarta Simfonia Orchestra, conducted by Rev. Stephen Tong, Billy Kristanto, and Dr. Jahja Ling (also a conductor of San Diego Symphony Orchestra); violin 1 / associate concert master, Indonesia (2011 – present)
Jakarta Concert Orchestra, conducted by Avip Priatna, formerly known as Jakarta Chamber Orchestra; violin 2 principal / associate concert master / concert master, Indonesia (2010 – present)
UPH Conservatory Orchestra; associate concert master / concert master, Indonesia (2009 – 2014)
Dian Harapan School Orchestra; concert master, Indonesia (2007-2009)
Camerata Indonesia; violin / concert master / soloist (2006 – 2017) and substitute conductor (2013)
HONOURS AND AWARDS:
Graduated Magna cum laude from Memorial University of Newfoundland on Master of Music in Performance and Pedagogy (2019)
1 of the 3 auditioned students of Memorial University of Newfoundland to use the music department’s violin collection (Pilat Violin) (2018 - 2019)
Top-3 Pelita Harapan Conservatory of Music 2013 best-graduates with Magna Cum Laude (2013)
2013 Pelita Harapan Conservatory Violin Competition Winner (2013)
Indonesian Representative to attend III-Krasnoyarsk International Music Festival of Asean-Pacific Region in Russia (2012)
Pelita Harapan Conservatory GPA 3.75 Full Scholarship for Semester 5-8 (2011 – 2013)
Pelita Harapan Conservatory Golden Scholarship (75%) for 4 years (October 2008) – resigned by Semester 4 (January 2011)
SPH-International Violin Competition winner (2008)
“Golden Award for Solfegio” in grade 2 Yayasan Pendidikan Musik (YPM)-piano lesson (2004)
“The Sonatine Prize” in grade 2 Yayasan Pendidikan Musik (YPM)-piano lesson (2004)
“The Etude Prize” in grade 2 Yayasan Pendidikan Musik (YPM)-piano lesson (2004)
Prize for “The Best Prepared Performance” from Yayasan Pendidikan Musik (2000)
Prize for “Theory” from Yayasan Pendidikan Musik (1999)
Prize for “Good Interpretation in Character Pieces” from Yayasan Pendidikan Musik (1999)
Prize for “Theory” from Yayasan Pendidikan Musik (1998)
Prize for “Good Interpretation in Character Pieces” from Yayasan Pendidikan Musik (1998)
Prize for “Musical Playing” from Yayasan Pendidikan Musik (1998)
Best-8 Graduated Pre-Elementary Student (from 100) in Yayasan Pendidikan Musik (1998)
“An Essay on Love 2”, with Ananda Sukarlan Chamber Orchestra; composition by Ananda Sukarlan for a memorium of Indonesian former president B.J. Habibie’s wife (2016)
“An Essay on Love”, with Ananda Sukarlan Chamber Orchestra; composition by Ananda Sukarlan for a memorium of Indonesian former president B.J. Habibie’s wife (2014)
Untitled Christmas CD for Siloam Hospital, Indonesia, with Camerata Indonesia (2014)
“My Tribute”, with Vox Angelicus Church Choir (2002)
“We Are The Reason”, with Vox Angelicus Church Choir (2001
WORKSHOPS & MASTERCLASSES:
Suzuki Early Childhood Education (SECE) training in Suzuki Talent Education Society Calgary, Canada (2019)
Orchestra Workshop with Calos Orchestra in Rotary Music Festival, St. John’s (2019)
Chamber Choir Workshop with Vancouver Chamber Choir (Choir – Bass) (2019)
Graduate Assistantship for Opera Workshop and Orchestra at Memorial University of Newfoundland’s Music School (2019)
Seminar with masterclass and Q&A session with Alexander Shelley (music director of the National Arts Centre Orchestra in Ottawa, as well as Principal Associate Conductor of the Royal Philharmonic Orchestra) (2018)
Baroque music seminar: “Historically Informed Performance Practice for Violinists” by Simone Strohmeier (Germany/Swiss Concert Violinist) (2016)
Ensemble Workshop and Concert with ASKO Schonberg, Slagwerk Den Haag, and conductor Bas Wiegers (Netherland Artists) (2014)
“Baroque Music on Modern Instrument” seminar by Margit Saur from Singapore Symphony Orchestra (2014)
Suzuki Chamber Music Camp with Dr. Terry Durbin, Antonella A. Hayes, and Therese Wirakesuma (2013)
Suzuki Teacher Workshop with Chan Chi Min (2013)
Suzuki Teacher Workshop with Chan Chi Min (2013)
Suzuki Teacher Workshop with Dr. Terry Durbin (2012)
“Jazz Ear Training” Lecture with Valdis Bernhofs, Mag.Mus., M.A. from Latvian Academy of Music (2012)
“Suzuki For Childhood Teaching” Suzuki seminar by Antonella A. Hayes (2011)
“Performing Baroque Music on The Modern Instrument” seminar by Robert Hill (2011)
Conducting clinique by Budi Utomo Prabowo (Indonesian Conductor) (2011 twice)
Steinway & Sons piano workshop by James Ledger (2011)
Music Education Workshop by Susi Gustina, M.A. (2011)
Suzuki workshop on violin bowing techniques by Dr. Terry Durbin (2010)
Suzuki Violin Teacher Training (up to Book 4) with Val Thornburn, Lynley Culliford, Cheol Woong Jeong, Therese Wirakesume, Hwang, Lan Ku Chen (2008 – 2013)
“The Glory of Violin” Recital with Lecture by Robert Brown (Italian concert violinist) (2008)
“Great Hymns For Our Children” church seminar by Ester Nasrani (2008)
“Christian Education Significance” seminar by Rev. Sutjipto Subeno (2007)
“Sacred Music: Mozart, His Life, and His Sacred Music” seminar and recital by Rev. Billy Kristanto, M.Mus (2006)
“Music and Service” church seminar by pianist Aldo Lammy (2006)
Meredith Johnson, Bass Principal in Winnipeg Symphony Orchestra (String Octet) (2018)
Elissa Lee, violinist of Piano Quartet Made in Canada (2018)
Iris Trio, Canadian Trio; piano, viola, and clarinet (2018)
Meredith Johnson, Bass Principal in Winnipeg Symphony Orchestra (Piano Trio) (2018)
Blake Pouliot, Canadian Concert Violinist (2017)
Chan Tze Law, Conductor of Singapore Music Maker (2013)
Wei Lu, Deutsches Symphonie-Orchester Berlin Concert Master (2012)
Iskandar Widjaja, Germany Concert Violinist (2010)
Lynley Culliford, from Suzuki Music Association Australia (2008)
Therese Wirakesuma, President of Suzuki Music Association Indonesia (2008)
Ted Pople, from Suzuki Music Association Australia (2007 several times, 2008 several times, 2009)
Rates and Policies
Rates and Studio Policies
Registration Fee: $25.00 (One-time lifetime registration fee may be used by all family members)
Rates for instruction:
30 minute private lesson: $39.00
45 minute private lesson: $49.00
60 minute private lesson: $59.00
Travel charge: additional $15.00 per visit (for lessons in a client's home as opposed to my studio)
1. Cancellation Policy
Lessons not cancelled or rescheduled with at least 24 hours notice are billable to the client and payable to the teacher. This does not of course apply to travel fees unless the notice is effectively given at the door and the teacher has travelled to the location.
2. Cessation (quitting) Policy
A client must provide a 2 lesson notice period to stop lessons. So a weekly student needs to give 2 weeks of notice, a biweekly student works out to 3 weeks notice and a twice weekly student works out to a week of notice.
3. Illness Policy
Lessons cancelled due to illness or extraordinary circumstances with less than 24 hours notice remain billable to the client and payable to the teacher.
BAH teachers are encouraged to offer a make-up lesson at a future date in the interest of client relations and general goodwill. This only makes sense as teaching a student with the flu for example, will ruin the rest of your week's employment.
No more than 2 lessons may be made up due to illness within a 60 day period.
4. Rescheduling Policy
Any lesson can be cancelled or rescheduled with at least 24 hours notice.
Summer Vacation and Extended Absence Policy
Clients may schedule longer absences for trips etc. 24 hours notice is required.
It is normal and typical for students and about 20% of our teachers to schedule a break in the summer. We do not enforce a notice period (see cessation of lessons) at the end of a long summer break.
5. Evaluation Period
There are no free trial lessons with Beethoven at Home but we do offer a 2 lesson evaluation period where it is easy to try out a teacher. There are no free lessons during the evaluation period and clients may choose to discontinue the lessons at any time by providing the required 24 hours notice. After the student's 3rd lesson the required 2 lesson notice period will apply (see cessation of lessons above).
Lessons in StudioService Available
- No additional fees for lessons at the teacher's studio.
Lessons in your HomeService not offered
Online LessonsService Available
- No additional fees for online lessons.