Teaches Cello, Violin, Viola, Guitar, String Bass, Ukulele
Cello, Violin, Viola, Guitar, String Bass, Ukulele
I play bass guitar in a rock band that covers anything from classic to modern rock and blues.
BA in Music Education from TCNJ
Incubus, Led Zeppelin, The Who, The Rolling Stones, Billy Joel, Phish, The Greatful Dead, -Incubus, Weezer, Coldplay
cello, bass guitar, guitar, violin, viola, ukelele
Open to all!
I have been teaching for over 20 years. I taught in the public school system and currently teach at 2 private schools and give private instruction
My musical journey began at a very young age. My first instrument was cello in 3rd grade and I picked up the trombone in 5th. I continued with both instruments through high school and into college. Cello was always my main instrument and was my major in college. Along the way I started playing with a band that I am still with today after 25 years! I have also performed in other bands, orchestras and chamber groups.
I started my teaching career in the public school system where I taught elementary and middle school strings as well as band. This is where I honed my skills on the violin and viola. When I left the public school system I focused on giving private lessons and over time I was hired by private schools.
I believe very strongly that being able to connect with a student is just as important as what you are teaching and that it helps to build a positive learning environment. I work with my students to help them build a strong skill foundation and the knowledge they need to be musically successful. Besides working on developing their technique, I encourage students to bring music from their school that they may need help with as well as any music they would like to learn for their own enjoyment. Learning an instrument is definitely work, but it is just as important that they learn to also have fun! : )