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Master Degree: Yale School of Music, Master Degree: The Juilliard School, Bachelor Degree: Cleveland Institute of Music
2020 - Grosvenor Memorial Prize in Viola Accomplishment
2016 - Kovner Fellowship at The Juilliard School
Since I was in high school, I have been very passionate about teaching violinists and violists of all ages and levels. I began playing at the age of four studying the Suzuki Method and mainly use the Suzuki Method to guide my teaching. In addition to teaching, I have had the opportunity to perform all over America and much of the world, including Canada, China, much of Europe, and Israel. I have also had the opportunity to study and perform with some of the finest musicians in the world, including violinist Itzhak Perlman!
As I said above, I have been teaching since I was in high school and began studying the Suzuki Method at the age of four. I believe that anyone is able to learn an instrument no matter their age, as long as they stick to a regular practice schedule, have patience, are passionate, and have goals in mind at all times. My goal is to make the learning experience unique for each student. After teaching for so many years and after taking lessons myself for most of my life, I know very well that everyone has their own way of learning and growth that happens over time. I like to make things fun by incorporating music that the student is interested in, such as fiddle and Disney songs in addition to the classical repertoire and solid technical foundation that helps playing become easy and enjoyable! I am really looking forward to working with you!
I tend to use the Suzuki Method for my students. I find that it helps create a solid foundation for the student and includes repertoire that is familiar to many. In addition to the Suzuki Method, I like to use etude books, duet books, and sight-reading books for those who are learning how to read music. I also like to incorporate Music Theory for all ages to gain more knowledge of how music works. I also love it when students being their school orchestra music to me! Overall, with the materials that I use, I aim to create a thorough understand of the music as if it was a language.
I try to make lessons as fun, enjoyable, and encouraging as I possibly can for the student! Music is something that I have been passionate and serious about since I was very young, so I love to see and encourage that kind of spirit in my students. I like to create weekly goals specific to each student, good daily practice habits, performance opportunities, and an engaging learning environment for my students. Nothing makes me happier than watching lightbulbs go off in my students heads as they continue to grow and love playing.
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