Introduction: Hello, I am a graduate of Yale School of Music, New England Conservatory, and the University of Southern California. I have 9 years of experience teaching as a music minor/ non-major violin instructor and chamber music/ ensemble coach at the University of Southern California and Yale University. I have served as a teaching artist at Porterville Summer Strings for two summer seasons, giving individual instructions and coaching violin sectionals, and in September 2020 I will be teaching at the German-Polish Festival for Young Musicians Online.
As a teacher, I guide my students to discover their own path in music, form their own artistic vision, and eventually become their own teachers. My teaching focuses largely on developing a good foundation of technique. This includes finding the most relaxed and natural physical set up for each individual and maintaining a calm and relaxed mindset during practice. However, I believe it is important to always remember that it is music that informs the technique, not the other way around.
I am familiar with a wide variety of classical repertoire, etudes, scale systems and exercises. I also often compose and transcribe personalized etudes and musical pieces according to each student’s need and interest. I work with music in different genres based on student interest, including pop, film music, anime music, Jazz standards and more.
In my studio, students will be encouraged (but not required) to participate in my group sessions such as studio class and group discussion class. A studio class is where students perform in front of each other and give each other comments, observations, and compliments! I will be the facilitator and guide in a studio class. A group discussion class is where students bring any violin and music related questions they have and we will examine each question as a group. Sometimes I will bring a recording of a performance to present to the class.