Background and Teaching Philosophy

  I believe that music instruction should be enjoyable, be built on a solid technical foundation, inspire creativity, and match each individual's goals. I encourage students to find how music moves them from within so that they can become lifelong players.  Through joyful lesson time, consistent practice and frequent opportunities to play with others for the social aspect of sharing music, I work with every student to find that special place for music in their life.

     These philosophies have been developed over my 20 years of teaching violin/viola lessons in Medfield, to students ages 3 to adult.  

 I have a Professional Studies Certificate for violin performance from New England Conservatory where I studied violin with Sophie Vilker and violin pedegogy with Magdelena Richter. Other past teachers include John Emery, and Barbara Oren.  I am a past member of the New England Philharmonic and a current member of the Rivers Symphony Orchestra.