- Teaches students:
- Ages 5+ and special needs
- Teaching since:
I am a classically trained violinist, and I perform regularly with local artists, dancers, musicians, and composers. I am about to release my first full length album of original compositions, which is very exciting for me!
My biggest goal as a teacher is to make your lessons relevant to your personal interests. I am here to guide you in developing your foundational technique while exploring any creative projects you might have in mind. I am Suzuki Certified (Books 1 & 2) - though I pull from a range of methodologies in my lesson curriculum. Working with each student as a unique individual is my highest priority.
I will work with you on note reading, sight reading, rhythm, improvisation, guided composition (yes, on your violin!) - I am here to help you with whatever your goal may be. I work with both beginning and advanced students, and offer instruction to students following both experimental and classical paths.
I am big on music being for ALL ages and ALL abilities, and I want to help you integrate your love for music + your violin into your daily life.
More about me:
From 2008 - 2012 I studied with Monte Belknap, head of the Violin Performance program at Brigham Young University. Professor Belknap is constantly innovating new ways to approach technique, and I value this approach in my own teaching. As a teacher, I model Professor Belknap's sense of innovation, while also drawing upon my collaborative experiences with various artists in my community. These approaches richly inform my process with my students.
I facilitate weekly rehearsals, working with students individually and in groups. We master technique and note reading, while building collaboration skills.
I have released 2 EP's - one in 2014, one in 2017. Additionally, I am soon releasing my first full-length album of original compositions for violin, voice, and loop pedal.
My work has been featured in various local events, including Slug Magazine's Localized concert in January of 2015, and Velour Live's featured event for International Women's Day in 2016.
I record professionally in UT and SLC counties for various commercials, network television, video games, and orchestral album features.
After winning Battle of the Bands in December 2014, Quiet House released an album to a full house at Velour Live Music Gallery in April 2015, and performed in Provo's Rooftop Concert Series in June 2015.
I worked as a writing tutor at my university, receiving certification from the College Reading and Learning Association. As tutors, we placed emphasis on helping students tune into their own wisdom and ability to find answers.
The Suzuki Association of the Americas, Inc. is the not-for-profit organization officially licensed to support, guide, and promote Suzuki education in North, Central, and South America. The SAA was founded in 1972 and currently has about 8,000 members.
Alyssa is a wonderful teacher and a professional player. Studying with her is efficient. She has a keen sense of detail, knowing what is most important to focus on for the next lesson. Her careful instruction reaches well beyond the violin as she teaches musicianship and ear-training. She'll prepare you for real-world playing at any experience level.+ Read More
Alyssa is truly such an inspiring and helpful person to work with as a teacher. She knows her instrument so well, like it’s a close friend she has known for years, and is so easy to feel comfortable with as a student. She’s helping me develop a more personal relationship with how I perform and how compose that feels more like an extension of who I am. I am more well-rounded, confident, and equipped to engage with new musical challenges because of our time together each week. I cannot recommend her enough.+ Read More
Alyssa is a patient and kind teacher. She has experience not just as an teacher/student but as a writer/composer too. Her connection to the violin challenges me to do better and try harder, but somehow still makes the classes fun! I've found learning from her to be very rewarding (I'm finally checking off that new year's resolution to learn the violin!) but if it weren't for her great attitude and patient demeanor I would be lost. I'm only on my third class, can't wait for more.+ Read More