“Rigo has provided violin instruction to my daughter for almost two years now. I have been incredibly impressed with the patience that he displays working with her and her peers, since they are so young and new to playing an instrument. Under Rigo’s guidance I’ve watched my daughter progress tremendously, and we look forward to a continued partnership with Rigo in the future. Top qualities: Personable, Expert, Creative.”
“We knew about Mr. Rigo through one of my son’s friends who takes violin lessons with him. One time this boy played the violin beautifully at one of my son’s school music programs. I could not believe how well a five year-old could play the violin. My son had started to show an interest in violin, so we talked to Mr. Rigo about it. He was very personable and professional when I talked with him on the phone. I had several questions and he answered them thoroughly. Then, he invited us to visit his studio and watch him teach. After we saw Mr. Rigo teach and visited with him, my husband and I realized that he was the perfect fit to teach our son. Mr. Rigo is a great teacher with my son and explains to me how to practice every difficult spot in the violin pieces. I have been amazed at how my son longs to play his violin now. He’s been learning faster than I thought he would learn. Mr. Rigo has a way of making every lesson fun and memorable. He is very enjoyable, fun-loving and he’s as accessible and friendly as anyone can be. He is very professional and always communicates very well with us about all the things happening in his studio. We are very happy with him and would recommend him to anyone.”
“My daughter is 10 and loves her violin lessons with Mr. Murillo. She’s been making a lot of progress with her violin pieces since she’s been taking lessons with him. We moved to Allen about a year ago and now I can see the difference in my daughter’s violin sound, intonation, and musicality. Mr. Murillo is extremely knowledgeable of violin technique and also has just the right sense of humor to get the points across to my daughter. He really makes every private and group lesson fun and my daughter looks forward to having her violin lessons every week. She also loves Mr. Murillo’s group violin classes and has a great time playing with the other children and with the violin trivia games and gets sad when the lesson ends. Mr. Murillo’s instruction really makes all the group play at a very high level together. I don’t know what we would do if we had to move far away again. Mr. Murillo is a true gem. It is truly worth the drive from Allen.”
“Mr. Rigo is a great teacher and a lot of fun. He has a great sense of humor and both my daughter and I look forward to violin lessons every week. Now, after 2 years, I see a lot of things about the Suzuki method that I didn’t know before. Mr. Rigo always tells me how to practice with my daughter and I am learning a lot about how to deal with her personality. Mr. Rigo is constantly recommending things to do to learn the violin pieces well and how to get my daughter to learn faster and play better. I can recommend Mr. Rigo any day.”
“Suzuki violi has open so many doors to my son (he is 6 years old). At first, when my son said that he wanted to learn violin I thought that it was going to be more difficult than it came out to be. I played the piano as a child but I always thought the violin was more difficult and I wasn’t sure how I would help my son with violin. Mr. Rigo is very patient with my son and has helped him improve his concentration not only when he plays the violin, but also with his homework. Violin lessons with Mr. Rigo are fun and enjoyable. He explains how the Suzuki method works and how to practice the violin pieces better. He’s is an outstanding violinist and teacher.”
I just want to tell you how much my daughter and I enjoyed your group classes at the Suzuki workshop. She had a great fun time playing the fiddle songs and learning the body motions. I sure hope we see you at the Suzuki camp next year. You are wonderful with the children and have them play so well. Both my daughter and I have been inspired by your sessions. Thanks for your enthusiasm!”
Welcome to Dallas’ Premier Suzuki Violin Studio, where you can experience outstanding Suzuki violin instruction for students aged three years and up.
My name is Rigo Murillo, and I am passionate about helping my students learn the discipline needed to achieve great skills in playing the violin while also creating an atmosphere of fun.
With my extensive experience (25+ years) as a professional violinist and a Registered Suzuki Violin Specialist I offer lessons, from beginner to advanced, at my Northeast Dallas studio.
In addition to performing and conducting, I enjoy sharing my life with Suzuki families, and offering my depth of knowledge to my students, while helping their parents to continue supporting their learning.
The Suzuki Philosophy
Dr. Shinichi Suzuki believed two main ideas about the natural development of language, which he realized could also be applied to musical education. This influenced his creation and implementation of the Suzuki Method:
- Children learn to speak by being immersed in the language-filled environment around them.
- By receiving the proper encouragement and nurturing, children imitate what they hear.
For young children, The Suzuki approach to music learning is the most natural and simplest method to learning music.
It extends from ear training, and goes beyond the basics to the most intricate aspects of musical expression.
Regardless of your child’s performance level, the principles of the Suzuki Method can bring excitement and progress toward musical excellence.
Suzuki’s influence has personally made me a better teacher by providing me with an extensive variety of performing, conducting and teaching experiences.
My students directly benefit from my experiences by acquiring a solid technical foundation of violin technique, thereby achieving the highest standards of musical performance.
I know firsthand the incredible benefits of working with great Suzuki teachers, and have had the privilege of learning from teachers like Nancy Jackson, Paul Landefeld, Pat D’Ercole, Michelle George, Cathy Hargrave, and Joanne Melvin.
By working with them, I have been given a holistic approach and perspective on Dr. Suzuki’s teaching methods.
Suzuki Strings Specialist &
Registered Suzuki Violin Teacher
If you would like to learn more about how Suzuki violin lessons can help your child, I would be delighted for you to observe my teaching methods.
If you would like to schedule a visit to the studio, please Contact me here to make arrangements.
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Mr. Rigo’s Professional Bio:
Violinist Rigo Murillo has earned the warm respect from his listeners and colleagues through his signature vivid and multicolored tone, clear yet spontaneous eloquence, and well-defined expression.
He is able to capture even the youngest of audiences’ imaginations with his inspiring musical conviction.
Rigo has shared the stage with world-acclaimed artists such as Itzhak Perlman, Yo-Yo Ma, Jean Pierre Rampal, Doc Severinsen, and Ray Charles, among others.
In addition, he has performed in master classes with renowned artists such as Mayumi Fujikawa, Gregory Feigin, and Alexandre Brussilovsky, and played as a member of the Pensacola Symphony, Meridian Symphony, Mississippi Opera Orchestra, as well as concertmaster of the USM Symphony and the Mesquite Symphony.
Rigo is producer of a compilation of instrumental songs performed on violin, titled “My Heart’s Music,” is featured on several recordings of Jewish liturgical and folk music, and has appeared as a guest soloist with the Ollin Yoliztli Chamber Orchestra.
He is the founder of the Suzuki strings program in the Greenville (TX) public schools, and teaches private and group violin lessons in the Northeast Dallas area while keeping an active performing schedule in the North Texas region.
Rigo has received honor degrees in violin performance and music education from The University of Southern Mississippi, where he was also granted the McGraw Violin Chair Award. He holds an Artist Diploma in violin performance from the Ollin Yoliztli Institute in Mexico City, where he studied with Sergei Gorbenko, the former concertmaster of the USSR Radio and TV Orchestra.
He is a registered Suzuki teacher and active member of the Suzuki Association of the Americas and Vice-President of the North Texas Suzuki Association, having studied Suzuki pedagogy with Michelle George, Joanne Melvin, Pat D’Ercole, and Paul Landefeld.
Additionally, he has been a faculty member at The University of Southern Mississippi Suzuki School, Bass Memorial Academy, Violinspire Suzuki Workshop in Hattiesburg, MS, and the American Honor Orchestra Festival. Rigo Murillo’s musical leadership has taken him to excel as music director of the USM Civic Orchestra, director of operations of the USM Symphony Orchestra, and music director at Mount Sinai Congregation in Mexico City.
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