My passions include collaborating with new musicians, playing music of all genres, working with composers on contemporary compositions, and traveling the country and world to play concerts.
I received my BM and MM from Eastman School of Music with academic Distinction and a degrees in Violin Performance and Literature. Additionally, I studied at the Impuls Akademie in Graz, Austria. I have performed in the United States, Austria, Germany, the Czech Republic, Mexico and been part of broadcasted performances on radio WRUR 88.5 and CBS Broadcasting.
*** Lesson Details ***
I have experience teaching students ages four through late 70’s, levels Pre-K through collegiate level. During my years of teaching, I have encountered and successfully instructed students of a wide variety of learning styles. From these experiences I have become adept at adapting my teaching methods on-the-spot in order to patiently, enthusiastically, and creatively introduce and reinforce concepts in a manner tailored to each student. In addition to equipping my students with proper violin technique and nurturing their musical integrity, my commitments as a teacher are to empower and assist my students in developing their communication skills and confidence, instill a lasting curiosity for learning, and foster a genuine love for the imaginative and expressive capabilities of music.
Lessons are split into three parts: scales, etudes, and solo repertoire and supplemented with music theory knowledge, improvisation, and ear-training activities. For my youngest students I teach rhythms, note names, and reading music through games and songs.
Whether your child is a preparing for an audition for orchestra, college, conservatory, a competition, or a complete beginner, I'll personalize lessons based on your/your child's specific goals and needs. I also accept adult students interested in picking up a new, rewarding hobby, or looking to improve their technique to join a community orchestra.
Please contact TakeLessons to hear more about my teaching philosophy!
*** Travel Equipment ***
Music Stand, lesson materials, rhythm flashcards
*** Specialties ***
I teach students how to read music and rhythms with quick effectiveness! This enables students to be independent during their weekly practicing and supplements their weekly progress.
• Led course for undergraduate and graduate level violinists utilizing Otakar Ševčík’s School of Violin Techniques, Opus 1, Part IV
• Provided essential weekly feedback for studio-class student performances, creating an empowering, encouraging atmosphere