I offer individual music lessons for all ages, levels, and ability in violin, viola, and piano.
I have experience teaching complete beginner to advanced students, very young and adult students, and students with physical or learning disabilities.
Please contact me at email@example.com to arrange a free consultation lesson.
My Students Can Expect
to feel empowered
lessons customized to a student's learning style and needs
organized plans of study with progress in mind
flexibility based on a student's goals and lifestyle
equal focus on technical and artistic skills, integrated when possible
emphasis on posture, mindfulness, and injury prevention
practice strategies—learning more than just the notes
preparation for performances and auditions
varied skill-building: sight-reading, music theory and history as needed, aural training, and more
discussion of higher-level musical concepts
Experience and Training
I have gained experience teaching in a variety of settings—from my own music studio to a family-owned music school to a music store, as well as in volunteer contexts. I was also honored to serve as a teaching assistant for the viola studio of Professor Nancy Buck at Arizona State University. I also volunteered at the Nevada Blind Children's Foundation, my first experience as a music instructor.
My training in viola comes from distinguished performers and educators in the classical music community. I have studied with Nancy Buck, Karen Ritscher, Lawrence Dutton (of the Emerson String Quartet), and Nicholas Cords (of Brooklyn Rider). My teachers have been taught by well-known string pedagogues, including Dorothy Delay, Karen Tuttle, Lillian Fuchs, Harvey Shapiro, and Heidi Castleman. This broad array of teaching styles and philosophies has given me a well-rounded foundation of teaching approaches
of teaching approaches which I apply to each student.