Significant teachers and mentors:
Dr. Tanya Carey, Janet Anthony, Jana Thompkins
Teaching philosophy and areas of expertise:
Cello lessons and learning to play an instrument well should be both fun and challenging. It is my goal that the skills I teach in lessons (focus, discipline, perseverence, problem-solving, critical thinking, attention to detail, etc.) apply to more than just good cello playing and can help students be successful in many areas outside of music. I teach all ages and levels using both Suzuki and traditional teaching methods to meet the needs of each individual student.
Professional affiliations & activities:
Suzuki Association of the Americas; Music Library Association
Interests outside of music:
I recently completed a Master of Library and Information Science degree and plan to blend my musical and academic interests as a music librarian with plenty of teaching and performing. When I'm not teaching, practicing, studying, or performing, I'm usually digging around in the dirt at my community garden plot, playing fetch with my cat, Delilah, or making things out of fiber by spinning, knitting, weaving, and sewing.