Playing violin was always important to me but teaching was also important. I find true joy in passing onto someone else the information that I had that would make them enjoy
the activity more.
When it comes to teaching, I emphasize 'efficient' practicing involving a mindful approach to technique and musicality -- that includes mindful breathing and mindful letting of the self do how it is naturally wired to do without adding extra, unnecessary tension, both physical and emotional.
For both my younger and mature students, I aim to guide them find the right set up and technique to fit their individual bodies through this mindful approach. To cultivate their unique musical voice, I work with them to develop attentive listening skills with an understanding of the theoretical analysis and historical background of the music they are working on.
Assistant Professor of Violin and Viola
& Director of String Chamber Music Ensemble at Houghton College (present)
Secondary Applied Violin Instructor at University of Rochester (2016-18)
Faculty & Other Appointments
Violin faculty at Thurnauer School of Music at JCC on the Palisades (2017-18)
Visiting Chamber Music coach at Carnegie's Weill Music Institute (summer 2018)
Violin faculty and Chamber Music coach at Luzerne Music Center (summer 2019)
Violin faculty at Interharmony International Music Festival in Italy (summers)
Teaching Artist at The Juilliard School
Private Violin studio in North Bergen, New Jersey (10 min. away from NYC by car) for students of all ages and levels. Please contact me for rates, and lessons are also available on online platforms, including Skype, Zoom and FaceTime.