- Teaches students:
- Ages 6+ and special needs
- Teaching since:
I'm a graduate student at ECU studying masters in violin performance. In between undergrad and grad school, I maintained a private studio of about 23 students for five years, and am currently certified by the Suzuki association to teach their method through book 4. Choosing to play violin was the best decision I ever made. I started when I was 11 and haven’t looked back ever since. Having violin as the constant through all the wonderful, trying, and even confusing parts of my life has made me a better person. Now I don’t expect all my students to have the same experience as I did, but nothing makes me happier than to bring the joy I’ve developed with violin to other people’s lives. I teach the songs from the Suzuki method, and supplement them with appropriate sight reading books. Playing violin is more about finding which muscles NOT to use rather than which ones TO use so your good instincts about what to do when playing can shine through.Show More
I was head of the string orchestras for the middle and high school. Meaning I conducted, taught, and managed all the ensembles.
I worked as faculty for the Suzuki program at this non-profit in Norfolk Va https://aomva.org/wp/
I developed all the musical curriculum at the school, and taught private violin lessons after the school day was over.
The American String Teachers Association, founded more than 60 years ago, is a membership organization for string and orchestra teachers and players, helping them to develop and refine their careers. ASTA's members range from budding student teachers to artist-status performers. The organization provides a vast array of services, including instrument insurance, an award-winning scholarly journal, discounts on publications and resources, annual professional development opportunities, and access to collegial network of colleagues throughout the string profession.Show More
The Suzuki Association of the Americas (SAA) is a coalition of teachers, parents, educators, and others who are interested in making music education available to all children. The SAA provides programs and services to members throughout North and South America.Show More
Phi Sigma Pi is an Honor Fraternity for students in four-year collegiate institutions and Phi Sigma Pi Alumni, founded upon a basis of superior scholarship with the avowed purpose of advancing academic, professional and social ideals. Phi Sigma Pi exists to meet the needs of close fellowship among students of like ideals who are interested in the same end.Show More