I haven’t posted anything on my website for a long time! But I’m returning to my website and hope to keep it updated from now on.
The 2018-2019 school year was a great year for my studio! Three of my viola students successfully auditioned for Triangle Youth Symphony, and one of my students served as the principal violist for the ensemble. I am so glad that they have the opportunity to participate in such a high quality musical ensemble; it’s such a wonderful opportunity for them. And this summer I’ve enjoyed helping several of my students prepare to audition for TYO/TYS/TYP for this new school year.
I had a successful studio recital in the spring, in which several of my youngest students had their first ever performances! I also hosted a two-day violin camp for my youngest students this summer, in which we spent time doing crafts and games to help learn note names and rhythms, and learned to play a fun song on violin.
I’ve enjoyed teaching many different age levels this year: from age 6 through adults. Each age presents its own unique aspects of learning an instrument, and I really enjoy the diversity of ages in my studio!
I especially enjoy working with adults who are either starting to learn violin/viola for the first time, or are picking it up again after a long absence. I’ve found that adults tend to be very motivated and can learn quickly, and it’s a very rewarding and satisfying outlet for them. One of my adult students recently auditioned for a local community orchestra for adults who are at a beginning level, and I’m excited to hear how this ensemble helps motivate adult students!
I also enjoyed a wonderful year with gigs: I enjoyed performances with the NC Opera, played with the NC Symphony for many educational concerts, and had some really great gigs with the Leechford Entertainment company’s orchestra, for really fun shows including the touring show of Prince – 4U tribute show, Music of Final Fantasy, and the Weird Al Yankovich Strings Attached tour! My string quartet (Triangle String Quartet) also played for many weddings and special church services.