I love teaching and sharing my love for music. I have taught violin/fiddle to students as young as 3, and as old as 92, and had fun with all of my students. I love seeing the enthusiasm grow in absolute beginners, adults as well as children, and encouraging them to find their own joy in music. I help students gain more confidence in playing with school groups, and playing with friends in jam sessions or chamber music. I have had students play in fiddle contests, and take First Place, in their division. I am a retired public school Music teacher, and have taught students for many years, from kindergarten through high school. I also arrange music, writing exercises or tunes specific to a student's needs, or transposing a tune into the keys where a student can play more easily, to find the joy of PLAYING and then become comfortable with reading the notes.
Teaches Beginner, Intermediate
Teaching since 1989
Teaching Credential in Music
Teaches ages 5+
Speaks English, Spanish, German
Has background check
Donna is very personable, encouraging and helpful.
Donna is a very caring attentive teacher. She is very inspiring and full of knowledge. We see progress right away. I highly recommend Donna for violin lessons. She provides a fun learning experience!
She knows how to identify what style of learning is appropriate. She knows how to listen, and how to determine what the goals are. She doesn't impose an agenda, but is committed to helping the learner acquire technical skills while making lessons fun and productive. Top marks!