TEACHING PHILOSOPHY. As a violin teacher, I believe:
- First of all, playing with imagination - to be sensitive to the images and emotions that the music evokes. - From there we ask, "What technique is needed to produce these emotions and images?" I believe in systematic analysis of one's own technique and practice habits.
- That the journey to becoming a skilled violinist should be fun: student will be assigned both solo and collaborative pieces
- Why play violin? Playing violin makes one sensitive to the wonders of sound and its effect upon our emotions. Playing an instrument is also a unique life experience - you experience the music both through your ears and through your body!
- Performed in various capacities as a soloist, chamber musician, and orchestral musician.
- Experience teaching intermediate-level violin students.
- Participated in a variety of fundraising and charity efforts.
University of Sydney Merit Scholar
Northwestern University Merit Scholar
Standard Insurance, Co. Inc Scholar
Studied under artist-pedagogues Prof. Almita Vamos (Northwestern University), Prof. Ole Bohn (University of Sydney), and Prof. Goetz Richter (University of Sydney)