I have been playing violin for over sixteen years and have been teaching for over six. I am currently a student at the University of Michigan School of Music and enjoy helping others fulfill their full potential with music. I have taught students at all levels and from ages three and up. I grew up learning classical violin, but have since branched out into jazz and fiddle and am even in an Irish band! I am currently Concertmaster of the Michigan Pops Orchestra and regularly play with the Kalisi Trio. In addition to teaching and performing regularly, I am available to tutor music theory as well.
Awards and Competitions:
-1st Place Michigan Pops Orchestra Concerto Competition
-1st Place Grosse Pointe Symphony Orchestra Concerto Competition
-1st Place American Protege International Concerto Competition (Performed at Carnegie Hall)
-1st Place Rosalie Edwards Concerto Competition
-2nd Place Lansing Symphony Orchestra Concerto Competition
-Michigan Youth Arts Concerto Finalist
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I will assess the student's starting level and find a holistic method that will work well with the student's needs. While I have taught beginners, I do not recommend video lessons for people who are trying to start the violin. I try to find a good balance of fun repertoire, technique exercises, and work diligently to perfect posture.
I have a bachelors degree in Violin Performance from The University of Michigan, School of Music, Theater, and Dance. In addition, have pedagogy training specifically related to violin.