The Book Table Music Department
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About this pro
I have been playing the violin for 20 years. Beginning at age 5, I studied private lessons with a variety of accomplished violinists including Richard Ferguson, Diane (Worley) Austin, Ted Ashton, Jean Tweet, and received private instruction from Julliard graduate Eric Grossman while attending a young adult strings camp. I received a music scholarship from BYU-Idaho my first year and was accepted into their Music Performance program, where I participated in music theory class, private lessons, master classes, chamber music quartets, and performed in the Symphony Orchestra (directed by Robert Tueller). I stayed involved in music by performing regularly with the Rexburg Tabernacle Community Orchestra (directed by LaMar Barrus and Kevin Call), teaching private violin lessons, continuing to take private lessons with Richard Ferguson, and performing on several occasions in local and state level pageants. I find so much joy in sharing the beauty of music with others through teaching. I found my love for teaching 8 years ago, and have experience working with students from age 4-30. I am able to connect with students on a very personal yet professional level. I work diligently with my students and focus on highlighting their strengths while improving their weaknesses. I strive to create a positive, uplifting environment for learning so that students can focus, feel confident, and be enthusiastic about learning music.
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- What should the customer know about your pricing (e.g., discounts, fees)?My violin teaching rates are $16 per 30 minute lesson. Lessons take place once a week.
- What is your typical process for working with a new customer?With a beginner student (someone who has never played before) I start with the very basics: position, parts of the violin, how to care for the instrument, and go from there. With a student that has played before, I usually have them play their most recent piece for me so I can get and idea of the skill level they are at, what their habits are and how I can benefit them most. I like to get to know each student's personality as we learn together, and adapt my teaching methods to accommodate their needs.
- What education and/or training do you have that relates to your work?I began my classical violin training at age 5, and continued private lessons through age 23. I participated in my Symphony Orchestra at Madison High School, BYU-Idaho Symphony Orchestra as a Violin Performance major my first year, as well as the Rexburg Tabernacle Orchestra throughout my college years.