Viola is my primary instrument. I have played for approximately 15 years, and I've played in all styles of music, in orchestras, quartets, trios, pits, and everything in between. I've been teaching others how to play for 5 years now.
I can take a student from their first steps on a stringed instrument to preparing for college and professional auditions.
I began teaching violin and viola in 2012. I have enjoyed working with students of varying ages, who thus far have ranged from age 3.5 to adult. Each one of my students is unique, and I appreciate that in each lesson, I can focus on the needs and strengths of that individual student. On my own, I particularly enjoy playing with other people. I often play harmony parts with my students when they have mastered their current piece both to help verify their competency and to acclimate them to playing with others. I currently play viola with the San Francisco Civic Symphony and sight-read chamber music with fellow musicians. I have greatly enjoyed both teaching music and learning about music pedagogy through the Suzuki Association of the Americas.
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Hilary's primary instrument is the Viola. She chose it for its beautiful mellow sound and has found it to be rewarding in chamber music, and orchestras. Viola students have to learn a different set of skills - different posture and bow use in particular.
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