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I’m passionate about making music accessible for everyone, regardless of age or experience.
I am an active teacher and performer currently living in Longmont, Colorado. I studied for several years with Barbara Thiem, professor of cello at Colorado State University before moving to Waco, Texas. While there, I attended Baylor University and studied with Gary Hardie while earning my degree in music education. I also completed the training courses for Suzuki Books 1-3, studying with David Evenchick, AliceAnn O’Neill, and Andrea Yun. In addition to cello, I have also been teaching violin and viola for several years and teach guitar and beginning band at Westview Middle School.
In lessons I use a mixture of traditional teaching techniques while incorporating many aspects of the Suzuki method. I cover the foundations of music theory, sight reading, musicianship, practice strategies, and ensemble playing. I also host a studio recital once per semester (May & December) where all my students are invited to perform a piece for friends and family.
I teach lessons at my house and virtually, and can do a combination of both if preferred. I charge $30 for a 30 minute lesson which is an appropriate length for most beginners. Other lengths can be discussed based on age/level of playing.
My goal is to develop ability and foster character growth through teaching. I teach a range of young children to adult students (I have experience ages 3-80!) and am always looking for the best way to reach each student individually. I believe that the best way to be a great teacher is to be a great student and I love learning every day from my students.
When I am not teaching, you can find me hiking, hanging out with my German Shepherd and cats, or doing yardwork with my husband.