I have taught private violin lessons for many years, and my students have ranged in age from 3 to 60. My teaching style is traditional (i.e., non-Suzuki), although I do frequently use Suzuki books as sources of repertoire.
A successful student-teacher relationship depends on respect, trust, and both parties' determination to achieve specific goals, whether technical or musical in nature. I focus heavily on the fundamental issues of rhythm and intonation, which form the basis for excellent musicianship. I expect students to practice daily and to be ready for and open to new challenges.
Currently I teach private lessons in piano and violin, in-home and in-studio, through Skylark Music School in Chapel Hill. For more information about Skylark, please visit skylarkmusicschool.com.