I am a classically trained violinist with 10 years teaching experience. I teach from the classical perspective, utilizing many aspects of the Suzuki Method as well as my training in the Western Classical school. I believe the classical technique is the best vehicle towards playing beautiful and meaningful music of any genre on the violin/viola or cello. I also play and teach Old-Time fiddle and improvisation techniques. I am always curious to explore all kinds of music!
I believe that everyone and anyone can learn to play an instrument. This is also the fundamental principle of the Suzuki Method. I endeavor to make learning all styles of music fun, easy and accessible. It is also my job to teach beautiful tone, technique and good practice habits. In the end, I wish to teach artistry.
I have played violin and sang in various rock/pop and folk bands in Portland, OR and also play and sing in a band called Calico Rose. I have toured the US and Europe with numerous folks and record with many different projects. Recently I am enjoying time spent writing my own music.