Michael Hilton

Violin, Viola Teacher

Michael Hilton


Cedar Park, TX
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Michael Hilton began playing violin at the age of 5, and has over 10 years teaching experience. He is well-versed in the Suzuki repertoire and teaching methods, and diversifies his teaching approach using other music and method books. A passionate chamber musician, Michael has attended various festivals throughout the United States, working with renowned performers and teachers such as Philip Setzer, Marilyn McDonald, and Janet Sung. He performs regularly with the Glacier Symphony Orchestra in Kalispell, Montana. in 2019, he graduated with his Bachelor’s degree in Violin Performance from Utah State University where he studied with Robert Waters of the Fry Street Quartet, and is currently pursuing a Master’s Degree in the studio of Sandy Yamamoto at at the University of Texas—Austin.

“My teaching is based on the philosophies and techniques taught by Dr. Shinichi Suzuki. I believe that every child can learn music with the right combination of a dedicated teacher and supportive parents. As a young child, I was taught by a wonderful violinist who studied with Dr. Suzuki himself; the things I learned from her and that I have learned from certified Suzuki teacher trainers have enabled me to help young students succeed in learning to play this difficult instrument. Because every student is a unique individual, there is no one-size-fits-all approach to learning the violin. I believe it is important that I tailor my teaching to each student’s specific needs and challenges.”