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I have taught middle school orchestra for over 7 years and private viola for over 10 years.
*** Travel Equipment *** Books. Students must have their own instrument (keyboards are acceptable for taking piano lessons). I always council students on brand, quality of instrument they are purchasing before they buy it. *** Specialties *** I have been a public school music educator for over 20 years, and have taught band, orchestra, and choir which enables me to teach many instruments and voice. I also have been a language and reading tutor for over 6 years and have worked with students with special needs for over 10 years. I studied classical guitar with master guitarist, Christopher Parkening, at Montana State University where I graduated with a B.M.E. I also did graduate work at MSU in composition. I teach Suzuki piano and violin. I am an accomplished composer/songwriter
I hold a M.M in Violin Performance with over 30 years teaching experience in Traditional & Suzuki methods. I am the founder/director of the Red Rocks Music Festival.
I am a current student at Berklee College of Music in Boston, Massachusetts studying Violin Performance. I've been teaching since my freshman year of High School and it is a strong passion of mine. I feel that all students in music are able to reach the highest levels of music with the proper instruction. I teach classical and fiddle music. Occasionally, my classical students are taught a fiddle tune by ear to improve their ear training skills.
Students in this area will receive extensive instruction on musicality, the fundamentals of reading/interpreting musical notation/symbols, comfortable and physically healthy approaches to holding the instrument and practicing effective posture, as well as performance techniques. Most beginners will start from the Suzuki series. Lessons are custom tailored and planned according to the individual student and his/her individual needs. What do you want to learn, and what do you hope to gain from our time together? These questions are among my top priorities when starting with a new client. All levels (including advanced) are included in this category (see lessons for Audition Preparation as well).
After graduating Magna Cum Laude with a Bachelor's Degree in Music Performance (Violin) from the artistically vibrant and widely recognized music program at Central Washington University, I traveled to the nationally recognized Herberger Institute for Design and the Arts at Arizona State University where I am currently in my 2nd year of my Master's Degree in Music. I have been teaching both in-home and in a professional capacity since 2005. Having personally prepared many auditions, I have both experiential and technical advice to offer intermediate to advanced players. Music theory and its applications is another one of my passions and I am always excited to share this knowledge in all instrumental lessons, which include both violin and viola. Lessons through this website will be held at
I have been playing the viola since high school and use the same principles to teach viola that I use to teach the violin. The instruments are very similar as far as technique and beginning repertoire.
I am a recent graduate from the University of Idaho. I earned my degree in Instrumental Music Education and have been teaching privately for 7 years. My main instrument is violin, but I took to other instruments very fast and am very qualified to teach viola, cello, clarinet and saxophone. Before moving to Arizona, I taught many violin students through my own private studio and through the University of Idaho Preparatory Division. My students ranged from ages 3 to 50. I currently teach private instrumental lessons to grades 2-8 at a private school and work at an after school program at a charter school. The majority of my experience is with students age 3 through 8th grade.
As a teacher, I offer a guiding hand and will lead you through the world of music. You will learn how to read music comfortably, preform for others, and enjoy practicing your instrument.
I look forward to teaching you and I am ready to begin our musical journey together.
I have studied the Violin/ Viola since I was in 4th grade. I teach the Suzuki Method. I am also a Strings Instructor for a Prep Academy. I have taught many students of all different ages from children age 5 to adults in their 70's. I love teaching one on one and encourage my students to preform whenever possible. My students learn to read music, memorize, and advance quickly through practice. I look forward to teaching you and I am ready to begin our musical journey together.
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