Teaches Violin, Viola, Cello
"It is no matter if you make a mistake, but to play without passion is inexcusable" ~Beethovan
Areas of Instruction
Violin, Viola, Cello
My love for music began at an early age. In the 4th grade, I was introduced to the violin when a string teacher visited Dickinson Elementary School. I was mesmerized! I went home and begged my mother to sign me up for orchestra. Thankfully she listened. I advanced quickly, receiving my first nomination for honor orchestra in the 6th grade. In addition to taking lessons, I volunteered as an assistant in the school orchestra from 6th grade through to high school. After 6th grade, I attended Evergreen Junior High where I participated in the solo ensemble festival each year. In 9th grade, I was principal violinist in my chamber group and I successfully lead this group to a superior rating, the highest rating a group can receive. I was also selected as the concertmaster for the advanced orchestra for both my 8th grade and 9th grade years. In high school, I made the switch to viola. I advanced quickly, earning a place at the 2010 All-State Orchestra and also winning the 2010 LWSD solo/ensemble festival for viola solo. I began teaching private string lessons my senior year and was also the principal violist of the Redmond High School advanced orchestra. During my freshman year at Central Washington University, I was principal violist in a chamber group whom of which performed one of my original compositions (link to video below). I also taught myself the Schubert Viola Sonata 1st Mvt. and the Walton Viola Concerto 1st Mvt. which are famed viola pieces used to audition into the most prestigious music colleges and conservatories. In addition to performing at CWU, I set up a small string studio where I continued to teach private music lessons. I finished 2 years of a viola performance degree (CWU does not offer a music minor) and graduated with a nutrition degree from CWU. I began working at Music and Arts in May 2018 and since then, I have enjoyed every minute of it. I absolutely love teaching music and I consider it much more than a job, it is my passion. I look forward to teaching you or your child the wonderful art of string playing. My goal with each student is to help you realize your potential as a sting player and to develop not only your musical skills, but your love for music as well.