I am a classically trained Strings, Piano, & Spanish instructor dedicated to the success of my students,? striving to impart to them the same passion that I have for music and language. In 2009, I graduated as valedictorian from Emmanuel College with a degree in Cello Performance and a minor in piano.? My studies also focused on the Spanish language, music theory, chamber music, and orchestra, as well as string and piano pedagogy.? My history of teaching, however, goes back to just after I ha... [more]
I studied Spanish formally for four years, learning the grammatical structure and basic vocabulary. After college graduation, I lived in the Dominican Republic for two more years, where I became fluent in conversational Spanish and broadened my vocabulary. I am now married to a Latino, and we continue to speak Spanish in our home.
Since I began high school, I have actively been involved in theory and ear training workshops and evaluations, regularly receiving "Excellent". I also have a BA in Music, and am trained in solfege. I have taught Ear Training in group and private lessons for the past several years, and have had students succeed in this area of music.
I have studied music since age 5, taking part in many choirs, ensembles, and orchestras. By age 16, I was directing a local string ensemble as well as a small choral group. I graduated college with a BA in Music, after which I taught classroom music and private lessons through a mission school for two years.
I began studying piano at age 12, and continued through college, when I graduated with a BA in Music. I have taught piano for about 10 years, using the Alfred, Bastien, and Faber methods. Apart from classical piano, I also play and teach hymn playing and improvisation.
I began teaching violin after studying string pedagogy while in college, taking part in an Arts Academy program for the local community. Since that time, I have taught privately and in group lessons. I have used with success the Suzuki, All for Strings, and Essential Elements methods.