Hello, I live in Olathe, Kansas and am excited to build up my violin studio. I took a break for a few years to start a family. I’ve always kept a few violin students though because I love it so much! Now I am hoping to expand my studio again.
I have been teaching violin lessons privately for over 20 years. I began playing violin when I was 4 years old with the Suzuki method.
I received my BM in violin Performance from the University of Utah, and my MM in Violin Performance from the University of Kansas. I also received a graduate degree in Violin Performance from Park University’s International Center for Music.
I have taken Suzuki teacher training courses in violin bks,1a,1b,2,3,4,5,6,7,8. I have also taken an overview course on Suzuki bks 3-5 from John Kendall, and a training course on all of the Barbara Barber’s “Solo’s For Young Violinists” from Barbara Barber.
I believe in the Suzuki philosophy of the parents being involved with their child’s music, especially when they are young.
Depending on each student and their individual needs I may incorporate traditional teaching along with the Suzuki Philosophy, more or less with each student.
I love music and feel that learning how to play an instrument and appreciate good music helps to expand the mind and instill a sense of responsibility, hard work, and accomplishment.