My passion is teaching violin so that my students enjoy freedom while playing. I use the fun of games to teach fundamental musical concepts. We have a lot of great silly time in lessons, but students often realize later how many things they picked up through these well-structured lessons.
My studies have been in classical Violin and Viola, but we can incorporate jazz, pop and rock styles for those students who are interested.
I teach violin and viola lessons to students of all ages. Private lessons include personalized, comprehensive lesson material including Violin and Viola technique, music reading and theory, improvisation, rhythm training, composition, history and aural skills. Include classical violin technique as well as jazz, blues, and popular music.
Hilary's studio has performance opportunities for all students every semester and summer workshops. Private lessons include individualized instruction and curriculum, music theory, history, improvisation and composition.
Perform educational concerts for our partner programs - the DREW school and Calvary Presbyterian Church. Offer sectionals and masterclasses.
Traveled to local schools to promote music. Worked with classes and assemblies to talk about the different string instruments in a quartet, performed special selections of classical, rock, and pop music, and talked about active listening. Worked with sizing students for proper instrument setup and helped them choose which instrument to try.
Taught general music classes to Kindergarten students. Developed a unique curriculum to work with the students from early through modern day music. Lessons included singing, percussion, composition, and music history.