Teaches Viola, Violin
I have been playing viola since I was nine years old, and I am currently studying my Bachelor’s in music performance at the University of Missouri St. Louis under Prof. Joanna Mendoza. Throughout my music career, I have had the opportunity to receive a wonderful education through a variety of teachers and have had a large amount of experience in learning pedagogical skills in performing and teaching classical music. I have performed with Webster University’s Young People Symphonic Orchestra, Webster’s Preparatory Program, the St. Louis Symphony Youth Orchestra, the University of Missouri’s Symphonic Orchestra, and many different chamber groups at various summer music festivals.
Having so many amazing opportunities and teachers to educate me about music, I decided that I wanted to share that education and passion with kids as well. I had my own private studio throughout high school. During that time, I taught kids everything from music theory, to basic instrument technique, and standard repertoire.
There are times that I am amazed that somehow, someone sat down at a desk and wrote out some dots on a page that can be transformed into passion, emotion, and beauty several centuries later. The art of making music is something that transcends words, and I have always wanted to share that ability with others. Teaching is never easy, but it is one of the most rewarding aspects a musician can have in their career. Every student learns differently, and even if music is not what a student will pursue for the rest of their life, music teaches life lessons about dedication, hard work, problem solving, teamwork, and respect. I hope that my students will be able to walk away from my studio with skills that will perpetuate the success in life and be able to share beautiful music with others.