Interlochen Arts Academy, Rutgers University, San Francisco Conservatory
17 years of private teaching. Group teaching experience as a Harmony Fellow with the New Haven Symphony. Former teacher of the Carollo Scholarship violin program at Newark School of the Arts.
All ages, including Adults
Violin & Viola
What do students need to bring to their first lesson?
A properly sized violin and bow in workable condition. That is all beginners need to bring. Students who have already undergone lessons in the past, please bring the materials you most recently worked on with your previous teacher, in order to better understand your level of progress.
Over the course of a lesson package, if the student properly practices outside the lesson, several concrete goals will be achieved, e.g. the mastery of a scale system and arpeggio, the learning of several pages of a Sonata or Concerto.
Students will learn at all times 1) scales and arpeggios 2) an etude or study 3) a piece of repertoire.
Advised practice time outside of lessons varies depending on level are hes depending on level. For a brand new beginner 15 to 20 minutes a day might suffice. An advanced player might benefit from an upwards of 2 hours!
Academic year private lessons in 30, 45, and 60 minute increments.