- What is your typical process for working with a new customer?
I usually schedule a trial lesson with the student (and parent, if a minor). This is not a free lesson, but will be billed at my normal rate.
- What education and/or training do you have that relates to your work?
I have a Bachelors and Masters degree in Violin Performance from the Cleveland Institute of Music, I am Suzuki Certified through the Sato Center for Suzuki Studies. In addition I have deep experience in the Scottish Fiddling tradition, and have won multiple national and international Scottish Fiddling competitions.
- How did you get started doing this type of work?
I started playing the violin when I was six years old, after an inspiring performance by a band called "Celtic Fiddle Festival." I started by taking Suzuki lessons, and eventually moved to a bigger city where I could take from one of the best violin teachers in the region, which led to full Scholarships to Aspen Music Festival (as well as other prestigious Music Festivals and programs, both in Classical and Fiddling worlds), and eventually my study under the tutelage of Mr. Paul Kantor at the Cleveland Institute of Music.