Classically trained but versatile, Ms. Vest is an experienced violin and piano teacher who has worked with beginning and intermediate students of every age group, including the visually impaired, since 2003. She has been certified in all three levels of the well-respected Kodaly method of music education, a European approach that emphasizes music literacy in order to create independent, self-reliant music learners. Ms. Vest has worked closely with Elementary and Middle Schools to create music enrichment programs, such as recreational music making in after school programs and group music making including bell choirs. She currently teaches private violin lessons at the Conservatory of Performing Arts in West Los Angeles and is an exhibitor artist for Uchida Handbells of Japan. Besides her vast experience in Western classical and educational music she is also a practitioner of Japanese traditional music and performed professionally at various benefit concerts after the Japanese 2011 tsunami disaster. Anyone interested in learning the violin, mandolin, piano, how to sing and read music at first sight, handbells, appalachian dulcimer or the Japanese shamisen and sanshin would benefit from her instruction.