I began my musical studies at the age of six, starting off in my elementary school orchestra and chorus. A passion and talent for the violin led me to placing in competitions and festivals, and performing professionally in quartets and at wedding ceremonies later in high school. I began performing in rock 'n' roll bands in 2008, and began a teaching career in 2009. My students and students' parents have praised me for my musicianship, patience, and compassion. I am also an operatic soprano and musical theater musician, thus making me a diverse and well-rounded instructor. I teach in the traditional style, combining some Suzuki elements. For beginning voice lessons, we will focus on vocalizes, theory, and appropriate repertoire. I take a different approach to every student, realizing that not everyone learns the same, and that what may work for one student will not work for another. I am dedicated to assisting the musicians of the future. I firmly believe that being performer assists me in my teaching, because I can give my students the benefit of my performance knowledge and experience, preparing them not only for school concerts and NYSSMA festivals, but also other arenas, such as performing with rock musicians or in theater pits to earn extra cash after high school. I enjoy working with all ages, 3-83. I'm excited to meet you and assist you with the adventure that is learning classical violin! My students have also been recipients of several scholarships and awards.
*** Lesson Details ***
A combination of traditional and Suzuki techniques. Each lesson is uniquely tailored to fit the student's personal/musical goals, learning style, and skill level. Voice lessons will focus on healthy vocalism, beginning theory training, and sight-reading skills.
*** Studio Equipment ***
Many books on music history and theory, electric piano, clean, friendly atmosphere that is perfect for making music in!
*** Specialties ***
Classical violin, classical voice, basic theory. Early childhood, opera, viola, basic piano.
I am a classically trained soprano, I have performed with Nickel City's Opera Chorus and also have performed roles in scenes programs of "Il Barbiere di Siviglia" and "Il Trovatore." I am also an active recitalist. I am fascinated with voice science and the great singers of the past, such as Rosa Ponselle and Enrico Caruso, and am always doing research on these topics. I primarily specialize in Slavic repertoire.
I teach classical violin lessons to all ages!!
I am an active performer, for wedding ceremonies, afternoon Victorian teas, and many other functions. Also have appeared in several bands, in performance in venues such as Buffalo's Elmwood Lounge, and I was a gypsy in ART Theater's production of "The Dead English."