I have been involved in the classical music world since I was four years old- when I began studying the violin. I have experienced first-hand the journey of exploring and mastering the wonderful art of classical music as a youngster, and I will make sure that my students not only learn how to be violinists, but also musicians. Along with playing pieces and fundamental technique, I will tackle more theoretical skills, sight-reading, and musicality.
I am shaped by the instructors who got me where I am today. When someone begins their instrumental journey, having a supportive and nurturing teacher is so critical. Watching students get to know and love the violin is truly fascinating and nostalgic to experience; it is a journey that everyone should have a chance to enjoy!
These lessons were different from my other beginner experiences because my child was more interested in the details of the music. Hannah really looked forward to playing her instrument with her teacher- Music Monday afternoons became one of our favorite parts of the week!
The violin itself is an instrument with a slow learning curve, and can often be frustrating for a beginner at first. I like to make this experience fun and interactive, as we learn the basics of holding the instrument, body posture, and making the first sounds of the violin.
- First, we will learn about the instrument itself: its construction, history, and some of the physics involved that is important to know when playing!
-We will start interacting with the instrument itself, learning bow hold and how to hold the instrument.
Venues I have performed at:
Carnegie Hall, Weill Hall NY
Boston Symphony Hall MA
Fume Concert Hall CHINA
Madrid Royal Conservatory SPAIN (masterclass)
Curtis Institute of Music PA (artist program)
Shanghai Conservatory CHINA (artist program, training, performance)
DePaul University IL (training)
Music Institute of Chicago (training)
As of April 2020 $55/ lesson.