I am an experienced retired teacher having taught all levels from kindergarten through college. I hold the following degrees: Master of Music degree from Yale University and Doctor of Musical Arts from the University of Arizona in Performance. I studied many Spanish classes also including two summers in Guadalajara, Mexico. I attended master classes with Zara Nelsova and Lorne Monroe, former principal cellist of the New York Philharmonic. I taught string orchestra at Pueblo high school, Tucs... [more]
I took many Spanish classes while working on a Doctoral degree in music performance at the University of Arizona. I am certified to teach Spanish in Arizona. I lived and worked with a symphony orchestra in Mexico for three years and at the time took classes in oral Spanish in Mexico City. I later took classes in two summer sessions through the University of Arizona in Guadalajara. I taught Spanish for a year to classes of children in the Paradise Valley Unified School District. I helped to develop their Spanish program and purchase books and materials for them through research. I enjoy ongoing research to discover available practice exercises and materials online.
I began the study of music theory in high school and took classes as I majored in music at the college level. My undergraduate degree was in music education. I taught music theory at the college level at a university in Texas. I have a Master's degree in Cello Performance from the Yale Music School and a Doctor of Musical Arts in Performance from the University of Arizona. I have lived and taught in the Scottsdale area since 1990 and have worked with students of all ages, especially at the high school level. I look forward to assisting your student with music theory.
I enjoyed teaching general music classes along with teaching strings in Tucson, Arizona. I am certified to teach music in Arizona. I have attended various workshops in teaching aspects of general music including multicultural music. I lived in both Sweden and Mexico which enhanced my interest in the folk songs and instruments of other countries. I volunteered at the Experience Gallery of the MIM or Musical Instrument Museum of Phoenix, AZ which displays instruments of other countries.
I actually began the study of piano at four years of age before studying violin, then cello. I continued piano lessons in junior high, then as a music education major at the undergraduate level of college, then again when I worked on the Master of Music degree in cello performance. I taught piano as an undergraduate student and again more recently to elementary age students. I accompanied on piano for programs with my string class students.
Violin was the first string instrument that I played and studied from the second grade in school. I am certified to teach all strings in the public schools. I have taught high school orchestras as well as group strings from the third grade up. I presently teach violin to two students in the fourth grade; one began with me in kindergarten. I enjoy teaching privately to students of all ages. I previously performed violin with a teachers orchestra in Tucson, Arizona. I taught my daughter violin through high school. Violin study included lessons with a professor at the University of Arizona while pursuing the doctoral degree in cello performance.