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BM, Berklee College of Music, Music Business & Management
2008 - Present: Manage classical recording studio that has garnered over 100 Grammy Award Nominations and Awards since start of employment
2003 - 2006: Berklee College of Music Dean's List every semester
2003: National Honor Society
2000: Performed with Strings Attached for the Mayor of Paris, France
I'm a fun and free-spirited instructor who strives to inspire students with the same joy I receive from music. I graduated from Berklee College of Music in 2006 with a Bachelor of Arts degree in Music Business/Management (principal instruments: violin and voice). My career in the music industry has ranged from artist management, record labels, and recording studio management all while teaching violin and voice in my spare time. Since 2008, I have run a high-end classical recording studio in which I have the pleasure to work with world-class artists every day.
I have been teaching private lessons professionally since I graduated from Berklee in 2006. Prior to college, I tutored younger students for 4 years in my school's strings program for volunteer credit. Many of my students perform in auditioned orchestras and ensembles, including those for college! I have taught students as young as 5 and retirees in their 70's - each student's needs are different so I tailor their lessons around their goals. I am a solutions-driven teacher and love watching my students progress with a big smile on their face!
I strive to strike a careful balance between classical technique and pop performance. I want my students to have fun and fuel the desire to become better musicians. I use the Suzuki Method (to a certain point) in conjunction with my own method for learning music theory and ear training. I always ask my students what they're listening to and what they would like to play - I'm open to virtually any genre. I also sprinkle in some traditional songs that I feel the students would benefit from learning.
I am laid-back and down to earth. My expectations for each student are realistic and I raise the bar when the student is ready. I create a comfortable environment for my students so that they can focus on their instrument and not worry about any negative consequences for making a mistake. I emphasize the importance of playing every day, even if it's just for a few minutes, and make it part of the student's daily routine. The main goal is for the student to have fun and to deepen their love of music.
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