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I was introduced to the world of music at the age of four when my mother, an accomplished violinist, placed a violin in my hands. I have been playing the violin for 23 years and throughout those years developed an interest in pursuing many instruments in the string family. Music is my passion and being able to share that passion with others is what makes my job truly rewarding. Through my years of teaching I have had the experience of working with students of all ages and abilities. I have had the pleasure of teaching many different musical styles including classical, folk, bluegrass, celtic, pop, etc.
As a dedicated and experienced teacher I understand each individual learns music in a different way. I enjoy discovering, creating and applying different learning styles in my teaching methods. I believe that patience and consistency is key when it comes to learning a new talent. I also believe communication is an essential skill when it comes to teaching not only to students but also parents. When working with a new student I find it very important that we discuss the student's goals for the instrument. From there, I determine a structured lesson plan based on the individual's needs and musical experience. During the course of private music lessons my students will learn basic to advanced instrumental techniques, songs, scales, sight-reading, and basic music theory. I also prepare many of my students for musical examinations, auditions and live performances.