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Master Degree: Florida State University, Bachelor Degree: Northwestern State University of Louisiana
Symphony Scholarship Recipient, Northwestern State University, 2016 – 2018
Winner, 21st Annual Music Theory Composition Recital, Northwestern State University, 2014
Scholarship Recipient, Summer Camp at the Virginia Commonwealth University, 2011
I hold a master’s degree in viola performance from Florida State University and bachelor’s degrees in both music performance and business administration from Northwestern State University. I have been the recipient of several scholarships and positions that demonstrate my academic and performance distinction. I have performed in an array of concert venues in the United States and internationally in both solo and collaborative contexts. As a teacher, I am passionate about engaging students with music and guiding them in the development of mindfulness and discipline, which transfers into other aspects of their personal growth. I enjoy helping students gain a deeper understanding of historical and cultural contexts of the music they play and develop their technical skills, critical listening abilities, and musicality so they can be creative, sensitive musicians and effective performers.
My teaching experience dates back to my high school years. There was always a shortage of viola teachers, and I was often asked to teach my classmates. After I graduated, I worked as a violin and viola instructor at my school for a few months before moving to the United States. I have been teaching private lessons for seven years to students of all ages. As an artist and instructor, I believe in the power of discipline and how it can shape our lives. I want to educate well-rounded musicians with the necessary technique so they can be able to engage audiences in learning experiences through and about music.
For beginning students, I like to start with a combination of the Suzuki method and Essential Elements. As the student progresses, I will introduce solo repertoire according to their level. For adults, I will start with basic musical training and then we will move on to a repertoire that the student is interested in learning. Just like in music, behind every successful performance, there is a process of constant discipline, revision, and change, in life is not so different, behind every successful step there is a process of discipline, adaptation, and change. I have grown more as a musician and as a person whenever I have had to overcome a challenge in my life.
As a teacher, I always like to get to know my students so I can adapt my teaching to them. I believe that each student is different and progresses at his or her own pace. For each lesson, I like to set realistic goals and I will always encourage my students to communicate any questions they might have. I am always looking for ways to inspire my students because I believe that motivation is a key factor in the learning process. I also like to give them the chance to pick their favorite tunes or pieces so they can have educated fun!
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