I love teaching music! One of my favorite things about teaching is seeing a whole new and exciting world open up for my students as they learn to play. I’ve been teaching recorder for over 25 years, at Denver’s Swallow Hill Music School and at my home studio. As a classically trained musician who as an adult became enamored with folk and ethnic music, I feel that students who learn to play both “by ear” and by reading music will have all musical possibilities open to them. The Suzuki style of teaching as it relates to recorder is a great match for my teaching goals for my students: to become the best musicians—and human beings—they can be, and to enjoy the music learning process throughout their lives.
I started playing the recorder at age 7, and continued with oboe in high school. I got a B.A. in music from Yale University and a Masters of Music in oboe performance from the State University of New York at Stony Brook. While in graduate school, I heard the mesmerizing sounds of another double-reed instrument, the uillean pipes (Irish bellows-blown bagpipes), which led me into a life-long love of Irish music and eventually ethnic music of all kinds. Currently I play recorder with Semplice (Baroque quartet); clarinet with The Lost Tribe (nouveau Klezmer); tinwhistles, button accordion and clarinet with the Folkaltones (eclectic folk music); and other groups. I am certified to teach Suzuki Recorder Book 1.
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