Violin/Viola Studio

Welcome to my Studio page. I’ve been teaching the violin and viola for nearly twenty years. As an active performer within classical, experimental, popular, and folk music practices, I offer guidance across a broad spectrum of musical interests.

My main objective as your teacher is to provide a safe and nurturing environment for your growth as a musician. Playing the viola or the violin presents an array of challenges to explore, whether postural, technical, or musical. I focus on practice methods and tangible technical advice in order to develop and deepen musical understanding. I have worked extensively with the Alexander Technique, a mind/body awareness method, and will often use aspects in my own teaching to encourage less tension, develop mental focus, and enhance performance experience.  I am passionate about the art of interpretation and enjoy working with individuals’ interests to further their own unique expression.

My lessons are available to any student over the age of eight who is serious about their musical studies and practices regularly. They can function as a primary source of learning or can work in tandem with another teacher’s instruction (with the primary teacher’s blessing).

I am currently only offering lessons via the video conferencing platform Zoom, due to the statewide mandate to stay at home in California.  If you are interested in working with me, you can book a free 30 minute consultation to try things out. For more information, please visit the Rates and Policies page as well as the Info on Zoom Lessons page. Thank you!