Keys To The Doorway

What is The Doorway?

Why is it important to me in playing music?

  • Play from the bottom up
  • Do, Sol, Mi, and Curve baby, curve!
  • Visual Images can organize and direct your inner ear
  • Keys to the Doorway: Brahms

    Get inside the “skin” of Maestro Brahms and experience his music from inside-out!

  • Keys to the Doorway: Brahms

    Get inside the “skin” of Maestro Brahms and experience his music from inside-out!

Linda Rosenthal, Concert artist, teacher. Former student of Josef Gingold and Jascha Heifetz
Linda Rosenthal, Concert artist, teacher. Former student of Josef Gingold and Jascha Heifetz

I've had the privilege of knowing my friend and colleague, Shem Guibbory, for some 15 years. I've performed with him and watched him coach ensembles, lead seminars, and deliver lectures and masterclasses. I have witnessed first-hand his ability to inspire students and colleagues with his artistry, passion for music, and vast musical knowledge. Shem has a remarkable gift for connecting with and encouraging musicians at all stages, from young students to adult amateurs to professional musicians.

Shem is not only a world-class violinist; he is also a caring and devoted teacher. He is guided by his own training and many years of experience as a professional musician, as well as his keen interest in other cultures, musical genres and art forms. This wealth of information and creative tools – both traditional and non-traditional – can be invaluable to musicians seeking to fulfill their musical aspirations. For anyone looking for long- or short-term guidance, ensemble coaching, help with specific technical, performance or even career issues, Shem Guibbory has my wholehearted recommendation.

Shem Guibbory's artistic achievements do not require introduction. He is well known to a wide range of audiences and much loved and respected by his musicians colleagues.

I would like to give a credit to Mr. Guibbory's pedagogical skills and his unique ability to help a performer deepen their musical understanding. His insightful and inspirational method is a great tool for anyone who seeks to refine their performance skills. I highly recommend Shem Guibbory's method to students and professionals alike who seek to strengthen their awareness and connection to the essence of the music performed as well as to those who are seeking to break through their practice routines and acquire a better understanding of the performance psychology.

Pavel Vinnitsky
Pavel Vinnitsky
michael-franceski

Shem is a truly phenomenal teacher who greatly refined and enhanced my violin playing. His instruction and innovative teaching style took my strengths as a violinist and improved them, along with filling in important gaps in my toolkit as a musician in ways that I never even considered possible. Additionally, Shem has taught me the knowledge and discipline I need to elevate my level of technique and musicianship going into the future.

Michael, Sophmore 2020, St. Andrews College