"Singing tone" is not a figure of speech to me - I am a concert baritone as well as a string player. I also love the teamwork and close interplay of chamber music, both performing and coaching. Lastly, even the simplest songs can have character, beautiful sound, and clear phrasing. All these qualities make music an art and a pleasure, not a chore.
Suzuki Method may have standardized the music children play, but every student has personality and moods galore. So it never feels as though I'm teaching the same lesson twice.
Daniel is awesome. He is a patient generous soul with brilliant insights into string pedagogy and musicianship. I highly recommend him!
I enjoy meeting new students and their families, who often hold the key to how their learning might flourish. I encourage students to play a piece they like, and to tell me about styles and artists they enjoy hearing. The most important is to gain a steady foothold for practice time in their daily routine.
I have earned multiple degrees, with honors, in violin performance and pedagogy, and instrumental music education. I have also seriously studied voice, viola, and piano. Most importantly, I have worked with several of the most knowledgeable, insightful and kind practitioners in the field, such as Dorothy DeLay and Louise Behrend.