Danish Tutor/Instructor

Danish Tutor/Instructor


About this pro

I started studying the violin from the age of 10, and made the transition to viola towards the end of high school, and became a full-fledged violist by the time I entered college. I am primarily self-taught, thanks to the guidance and instruction I received from the Troy School District's nationally renowned string programs.

I completed my Bachelors degree from Oakland University, majoring in Biology, and minoring in Political Science and Music. I also recently received his Master’s Degree in Biomedical Sciences from the Philadelphia College of Osteopathic Medicine-GA, and I plan on furthering my education in the Biomedical field.

I have been part of the music scene in the Metro-Detroit area for several years now. I am very active with various chamber ensembles, and have performed with various community orchestras in Michigan and Georgia, most notably the Oakland Symphony Orchestra and the Ludwig Symphony Orchestra. I am also one of the charter members and principal violist of the Oakland University Chamber Orchestra, an ensemble I still perform with regularly. I am also currently the principal violist of the Detroit Medical Orchestra. Apart from performing, I also have a keen interest in music composition, and had one of my pieces premiered by the Oakland University Chamber Orchestra in 2012. 

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Troy, MI 48084
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What is your typical process for working with a new student?

Before I formally start working with someone, I do a free of charge "consultation" with the potential student (and if student is under 18, with his or her parent/guardian). These usually last anywhere from 30 minutes to an hour. This consultation gives us the chance to learn about each other, and see if we are a good "fit" for each other. This also gives me the oppurtunity to see what the student already knows, and how I can work with the student to develop their skills. 

Do you have a standard pricing system for your lessons? If so, please share the details here.

My rate is $30/lesson. 

What types of students have you worked with?

I have worked with a variety of students, ranging from elementary school aged beginners, to more advance college level students. 

What advice would you give a student looking to hire a teacher in your area of expertise?

Be honest and upfront in what you want out of your sessions with your teacher from the first lesson. 

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