Richard Quan picked up the violin at the age of six and has been playing the violin for 11 years, with a teaching experience of 3 and a half years. Richard is currently attending University of Washington, Bothell. Richard is fluent in English, Chinese (Mandarin), and Korean. He is a soloist who concentrated on building skills and violin techniques not only for playing but for teaching as well. He has performed in various concerts and numerous recitals for his violin school and also in weddings. During 2009, he has also won first place for a Young Artist Competition held in Changchun City, China.
Richard has a strong passion for teaching violin to not only help his students reach to his level but to surpass him and become better violinists and pursue their dreams. In Richard’s perspective, music is a life of its own. It is a place of peace and relaxation. Learning music is like learning a new language. Studies show that students who learn music or musical instruments develop and improve their neuropsychological distinctions.
For Richard, teaching is something many instructors do in order for their students to learn. His philosophy is that each student must have the interest in the violin in order to achieve their goals. He does his best to engage his students into staying interested in the instrument. But also very importantly, helping students build a stable foundation in playing the violin so that in the future they may sprout on their own.