Using the Suzuki approach, Valdine has successfully built the positive relationship triangle of teacher/student/parents and truly embraces the concept of Nurture by Love. She encourages us when we feel discouraged during the learning process. She embraces us when we accomplish a piece of music with determination and hard practice. In addition to one-on-one lessons that my children have with her, my family has gained so much parenting knowledge from her weekly studio classes and her teacher/parents nights. On parent night, she provides book recommendations for us to read and we have the opportunity to share with or listen to other parent’s experiences. Those are invaluable. I highly recommend Dr. Valdine Mishkin as a music teacher for your child(ren).