Music In Motion Studios
I work closely with parents in parent education as well as helping very young through pre-professional violin students. Since I also teach beginning through intermediate piano and theory, students have the option of taking both violin and piano lessons in one convenient place.
I work most effectively with students who show a high degree of interest, helping families and students to discover all aspects of music and musical learning and in setting goals for their musical development. Introducing students to inspirational pieces of music and musical learning and seeing them gain mastery of skills and the independence and joy that comes with skills acquisition is my goal.
Able to read music
Student has instrument
Interested musical styles
Frequently asked questions
What is your typical process for working with a new student?
I assess where the student is in their exposure to music, taking into consideration age and experience, and help students to clarify goals. When working with very young children I start with a number of parents-only lessons first, as per the Suzuki method.
What education and/or training do you have that relates to your work?
B.A., Interdisciplinary Major in Violin Performance and English Literature. Advanced studies with Gennady Kleyman, former chairman of the violin department, Stanford University. I'm a Best of Broadway veteran and the "Freeway Philharmonic," as well as a long-time member of Marin Symphony.