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Bachelors of Music in Violin Performance and Pedagogy, Royal Academy of Music Masters of Arts in Violin Performance, Royal Academy of Music
First Class Honors Master Degree from Royal Academy of Music - 2018 Session Player with Abbey Road Institute: 2017-208 Winner of the Delius Prize at the Royal Academy of Music- 2016 8-time winner of the American Fine Arts Festival resulting in performances at Carnegie Hall Member of the Royal Academy Symphony Orchestra: 2014-2019
I am a committed and caring teacher and performer who is extremely dedicated to my passion for making and sharing music. This past summer, I graduated from the Royal Academy of Music with a first class honors masters degree in violin performance, from where I also received my undergraduate and teaching degrees. I have had the tremendous opportunity to tour and perform all over the world with numerous orchestras and chamber groups since 2010, eventually establishing a base in London in 2014, where I have been teaching violin, piano, music theory and harmony to a wide range of students ever since.
I have been teaching consistently since the summer of 2013, working with students of all ages and ability. Although I specialize in violin performance and pedagogy, I have also spent a significant amount of time teaching piano, music theory, and harmony. I believe that consistent practice, alongside warm encouragement and motivation is the key to any kind of success when teaching music. Over the years, I have learned that teaching violin and music does not have to be done solely on the instrument, and I like to spend time developing a strong sense of harmony and rhythm by playing small practice games throughout a lesson- especially with children. I believe that students progress the most when they are truly enjoying themselves and have a strong sense of accomplishment and pride in their efforts, so it is very important to me that a student is having fun in their lessons!
For students that are complete beginners, I like to start away from the instrument to instill some confidence in reading music and a basic understanding of harmony. Flash cards and memory games have proven to be extremely effective for me, and I've seen a huge change in confidence around a violin when the student isn't overwhelmed with trying to grasp many difficult concepts at once. Hal Leonard's books are a favorite of mine, as well as Harvey Whistler's "Introducing the --" series. Once a student has grasped the basics of playing the violin and are comfortable navigating around the instrument, I start preparing them for their first performance. For children and adults alike, I believe that performing at any level to any audience is extremely important to build confidence, as well as casual group lessons and performances. I try to make sure a student is always working on something they truly enjoy, especially outside of technical work.
I believe that each student's success - no matter how big or small, needs to be celebrated and encouraged. Acknowledging a student's efforts is vital for their own motivation to continue to work hard, and it is such a heart warming and rewarding feeling to see a student grasp a concept that they were once struggling with. It is very important to me to learn each student's personal goals and objectives, and to plan my instruction based on what that student is after. As a music teacher, I believe that maintaining a sense of joy and passion for what each student is doing is absolutely necessary for a successful learning environment.
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