Violin, Fiddling (Old Time, Bluegrass, Traditional), Rock Violin
I have been playing the violin for over 25 years. I have a strong background in classical music, playing with youth orchestras and classical competitions since I was 9 years old. As I developed my craft, I included Fiddle, Bluegrass and Indy Rock music into my repertoire. I’ve competed in many national and international competitions and have played in touring bands which have taken me all over the world. I began my teaching career 11 years ago, teaching classical and fiddle music, taking pride in the students I teach and their accomplishments. Whether a student wants to learn the violin as a fun hobby or is interested in taking their instrument as far as they can, I am confident I will be able to provide that experience and enjoyment to them.
What made you decide to study music?
My Granddad used to play fiddle. When I was small, I used to sit on his knee and bow the instrument while he played the fingerboard. I have been hooked ever since!
What makes your lessons different from the rest?
I like to listen to want the students want. I find playing and teaching a wide variety of music makes the learning experience more enjoyable, keeping interest in the instrument and encouraging quality practicing. I also believe that good technique is very important when learning violin. It creates a solid foundation for any style of music, allowing the player to be versatile and creates a useful blueprint for any aspect of life.
What do you love about teaching?
To see a student’s enjoyment and confidence of an instrument grow as they learn is a rewarding experience for me and is my favourite part about teaching.
What would you say to someone who is thinking about taking music lessons?
To definitely give it a try. There are so many opportunities in life that can open up through music. Life long friendships, travel, and new experiences to name a few.