- Teaches students:
- Ages 13+ and special needs
- Teaching since:
Offering high quality violin lessons to help you play, create, and perform at the highest level. Improve your technique and musicianship quickly and enjoyably.
I am a MacArthur award winning musician, designer, and health professional. I have a doctorate in violin performance from Stony Brook University, music degrees from the Cleveland Institute of Music and Peabody Conservatory at Johns Hopkins University, and an MD from Stanford University and have taught at each of these institutions. I am avidly interested in helping you perform, learn, and train at your absolute best.
Core principles of my approach include:
Expertise through performance:
Play to practice and practice to play
Rigorous focus on outcomes:
Personalized and effective technical prescriptions to optimize 1. Emotion 2. Narrative 3. Rhythm 4. Intonation and 5. Tone
Excellence through improvisation and composition:
Make your own worlds of sound and learn to play what you hear
Philosophy and practice of music as art:
Music is so much more than scales. Develop empathy, focus, and rigorous execution. Learn deep life lessons applicable to any endeavor.
We play music to express
Something personal yet universal
To ourselves and our audience.
Learn by playing
Practice by performing
Perfect by creating
I teach: The complete violin repertoire, technique fundamentals, tension reduction, psychological optimization, musicianship, recording, digital production, recording engineering, audition and concert preparation, self-promotion, PR, audience building, Ableton, Logic Pro, looping, live electronics.
I look forward to hearing from you.