Having taught music for 15 years, I have experience teaching middle and high school orchestra, elementary general music and chorus, and lots of private violin lessons. The Suzuki Method is attractive to me because I love teaching groups of children, but I also know that, for an instrument like the violin, individual instruction is essential to achieve mastery.
I have degrees from the University of Wisconsin-Madison, Shenandoah University, and the University of Georgia. I am a registered Suzuki teacher and have attended workshops and classes with Ed Kreitman, Nancy Lokken, Ed Sprunger, Ronda Cole, and Mimi Zweig. I have adjudicated festivals for individual performers and orchestra performances. I have performed with many ensembles including the University of Richmond Orchestra and the Bon Air Chamber Players.
Most recently, I spent 8 months teaching violin in Peru. I taught at the Latin American Suzuki Institute in Lima and at a private music school in Cusco. I have been published in the American Suzuki Journal, “Beckett and Suzuki.”