I began teaching while in High School and have enjoyed working with aspiring violinists ever since. Many of my students have continued a love for music into adulthood whether teaching, performing, or passing along their passion for music to their own children. Music can bring great joy, peace and fulfillment to one’s self and the audience.
I accept ten students into my studio whose ages generally range from 10 to 18. We have group classes and recitals nearly every other month as a way to learn from each other and share our accomplishments. I am usually able to accept one or two new students per year through evaluation at a preliminary lesson. The preliminary lesson serves three main purposes: 1) to evaluate the dedication and desire of the student to learn to play the violin well, 2) to see if we would be a good fit for working together on a weekly basis, 3) for the student to leave feeling energized with new goals and possibilities for their violin playing.
Students have the opportunity to progress through the etudes of Wohlfahrt, Mazas, Kreutzer, Rode, Dont, Gaviniès and the Caprices of Paganini. I emphasize the solo works of Telemann and J.S. Bach. The concerti of Vivaldi, Bach, Mozart, Kabalevsky, Bruch, Mendelssohn, Lalo, Saint-Saens, Sibelius, and Tchikovsky are studied. Students have the opportunity to progress to the highest level they choose. Whether she/he continues the violin into college and beyond or as supplement to other career paths, the skills learned by studying the violin will last a lifetime.
I have been invited to join the faculty at RRMC for their Young Artist Seminar. Last summer I filled in at the last moment and I’m thrilled to have been invited back. This gives me an opportunity to work with students at the college level (ages 17 through 24) on solo, chamber, and orchestral repertoire in an intensive setting. I would love to work with any of you in this beautiful setting. Last summer I found the faculty and students to be engaging and thoughtful and great bonds were developed between students. If you, or some other violinists you may know, would enjoy working with me at RRMC please let me know or just apply. The dates are June 19 – July 15. http://www.rockyridge.org/program/young-artist-seminar/.
If you would like further information please do not hesitate to contact me.