I live in the Madison, Wisconsin area and I teach beginning to intermediate level Classical violin and viola and beginning to advanced Irish fiddle. During my varied career, I have experimented with alternative styles as diverse as Bluegrass, Swedish folk, and Classic Rock and I'd love to share my knowledge with you about:
These are the three main qualities I aim to instill in each of my students. Music is an expressive medium and I encourage composing, improvising, and embracing (in the words of Bob Ross) "happy accidents". One can only create if they have a certain level of skill, and that is gained through consistent repetition and reflection while practicing. Above all, I believe everyone deserves compassion as we struggle through the difficult times; a kind word from a peer sometimes makes all the difference.
A technology-aided approach
I teach in person at 6441 Enterprise Lane on the West side of Madison, WI. We can also do Zoom. I teach any age as long as they are potty-trained. Adults welcome!
I am looking to start up weekly group classes that creatively train students in performance skills. Come and play with new friends!
I can offer engaging short-term group classes at folk arts camps, Suzuki Institutes, school groups, and more! Zoom only, for now.