Music has been part of my life for as long as I can remember. From learning about the recorder, to horn, piano, and finally (at the ripe old age of 12) – violin and viola.

After a decade of not playing – and many hours of study, lessons, and practice later, I am a better musician now than I have ever been; and, thanks to not playing consistently for a few years, I also have a valuable perspective in having to relearn everything I could once do with ease.

Community orchestras, weddings, entertainment gigs, and quartets have made up the bulk of my playing over the last 10 years. Some of my favorite time was spent with Equinox Quartet, and working with the children of East County Youth Symphony.

We’re now in Fort Worth, Texas, and I’ve found a new musical home – the Fort Worth Civic Orchestra.

My goal for every student is to develop of love of music, and form a strong understanding of music theory, technical know-how, and musicianship – and seek out new learning opportunities.

Each student is unique, with different challenges to overcome, and using a one-size fits all approach does not work.

I like being available to my students for questions, whenever they may need to ask them. I believe that you shouldn’t have to wait for the next lesson to have a question answered; the answer to question may be just what’s needed make the pieces start coming together.

You’re never too old to enjoy learning music – you only have to allow yourself to be a beginner again!


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