I am a professional artist and musician in Chattanooga, TN! I have been teaching art and music for six years in California and Tennessee. I have been painting since I was big enough to hold a paintbrush and playing the harp for over 15 years. I have a degree from Stanford University in Art Practice (Painting) and studied and performed under the tutelage of Marjorie Chauvel at Stanford University.
My harp students can expect fun weekly lessons that go over basic harp technique, music theory, sight reading, and music history. Beyond that, all your lessons will be tailored to YOUR music goals. Do you want to learn to arrange covers of your favorite songs? Let's get to it! I supplement my lessons by teaching good habits for practicing, exercises and stretches to minimize muscle fatigue, and the basics of how to find performance opportunities to share your love of the harp with the world!
My art students can expect similarly tailored lessons. I teach most forms of visual art from oil painting to sculpture to photography to drawing. Once we've talked about your goals and hopes and dreams as a new artist, we will work together to develop a skillset in creativity that will last a lifetime.
Teaches Beginner, Intermediate, Advanced
BA Art Practice with Honors from Stanford University
I can't recommend lessons with Tori highly enough!
I've been obsessed with oil painting, and every kind of 2D visual art, for as long as I can remember, but I never really believed in myself to do it until I worked with Tori.
My drawing, painting, and even my 3D work progressed more, and more quickly, working with Tori than they had in years
Thank you Tori!!!!
My three boys (ages 11-15) loved working with Tori. We still have the block print-making pieces, paintings and charcoal drawings displayed in our kitchen. Their favorite project was creating plaster casts of their own faces. Tori is very thoughtful, patient and has a great zen energy. I highly recommend Tori!Show More
Course and Program Assistant, New York Still, Stanford University, New York NY and Stanford CA (Summer 2018) Guest Lecturer, Plein Air Painting, Stanford University, Stanford CA (Spring 2018) Instructor, Queer Painting, Stanford University, Stanford CA (Winter 2018) Guest Lecturer, Drawing I, Stanford University, Stanford CA (Winter 2018) Course Development and Teaching Assistant, Digital Black & White Photography, Stanford University, Stanford CA (Summer 2017) Guest Lecturer, Plein Air Painting, Stanford University, Stanford CA (Spring 2017) Guest Lecturer, Painting I, Stanford University, Stanford CA (Fall 2016) Course Assistant, The Self in Portrait Photography, Stanford CA (Summer 2016)
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