I taught public school strings for many years in Tucson, Phoenix and Scottsdale. I teach individual private lessons with cello my specialty. I completed the Doctor of Musical Arts in Cello Performance at the University of Arizona with a minor in Music Education. I teach beginning to intermediate level violin and piano to all ages. I have coached chamber music for strings and prepared students for regional and All State groups. My background includes university level teaching. I played cello professionally in orchestras in California, Denver, Colorado, Mexico, Tennessee and Arizona. i soloed with orchestra in Tucson and performed professionally with the String Sounds quartet in Phoenix, Sedona, Fountain Hills and Nevada.
I take each individual student into account and taylor curriculum for learning levels and interests. I am retired from the public school teaching.
I enjoy that students take pride in their progress and accomplishment through the months and years especially in public performances.
Absolutely nothing! She is a liar! She told me she teaches violin and showed up without her instrument and said she didn't bring it because I lived to far and told me she plays the cello and not the violin! She wanted me to make copies of music she brought asked me if I had a copy machine. Then when I politely told her I had different expectations and asked her at that point what I owed her for the 20 minutes she was there she refused to stop the session and refused to leave my home. I had to threaten to call the police while my newborn was screaming and three year old was crying and my mother in law , daughter, and self stood in complete disbelief that she would not leave our home! I am so taken that I would never even use this site again! I think background checks should be considered, I will never let someone into my home like that again!!!
I request the student to show me what music they have studied in the past and to demonstrate the level they are performing at. If they are beginning I ask about interests in music and any special subject areas. I also ask if they have studied music in school.
I hold a Bachelor's degree in music education.We surveyed playing other orchestra instruments such as the clarinet. I completed a Master of Music degree in cello performance with secondary study in piano. I completed the Doctor of Musical Arts degree in cello performance with a minor in Music Education that included additional study of the violin and survey of world instruments.
I charge 25 dollars for a half hour lesson if the student lives nearby. Longer distances can be 30 to 35 dollars a lesson. An hour lesson would cost more.
My mother taught private music lessons and gave me a piano student when I was in junior college. My interest in teaching has grown through the years.
I teach all ages of students from young children to adults. I taught high school students for several years; I presently teach a high school violinist and a beginner elementary school level cellist. I recently taught elementary school pianists who have moved.
I recently performed cello duets in a public concert in Scottsdale, Arizona with a young lady I have played with in an orchestra for the past five years. I was pleased by the reaction and appreciation given by individual members of the audience.
Young beginners should practice 20 minutes a day. Try to practice six days a week; one day off is fine. More advanced students should increase the daily minutes. Consistent practice brings accomplishment.
What are your goals in music performance?