Music surrounds us in every part of our lives. Children
and adults no matter the age love music and can’t imagine a
day when music doesn’t touch their lives in some way. Private
music lessons inspire, open up a whole world of music making, encourage
those students who show a special gift for music and encourage students
that are struggling. Music is a joy for anyone to have in their life.
Private violin or viola lessons can open up a whole world of possibilities
for the student.
It is proven that students that study music are better
disciplined, test higher on standardized tests and are generally more
well-rounded individuals. The benefits of music in any person’s
life are immeasurable. No matter the age of the student I am teaching,
it is my goal that the student becomes a life-long consumer of music.
Not everyone will have a career in music, but we all can become educated
about music and find a way to always have music in our life.
I encourage and support my students in their personal
musical goals. I have students that are new beginners and have always
wanted to play the violin or viola. Others are struggling with their
instrument and need additional training and encouragement. Even some
seeking a career in music need coaching to prepare for college auditions.
I am also more than happy to help students with their school or youth
orchestra music. Whatever the student’s goal with their violin/viola,
I am here to support, mentor, nurture and encourage.
As a member of the Colorado All State Orchestra Governing
Board and the Colorado American String Teacher’s Association
Board, I am knowledgeable about auditions for area youth orchestras,
Colorado All State Orchestra, Western States Honor Orchestra and other
local scholarships. I am a private music instructor experienced at
preparing students for these opportunities. I have had numerous students
accepted into these programs, into music schools, and receive prestigious
I believe that Violin and Viola lessons should be a
nurturing and positive experience for the student, regardless of the
age. I am flexible with students and families in developing a personalized
curriculum that works well for the student. Music lessons should be
a joyful, non-threatening experience. I incorporate the study of music
theory and history in my teaching as I believe that students learn
better when they have a thorough understanding of music.