212 Blue Rose St. , San Antonio TX, 78212
Instruments:Viola, Violin

Styles:Classical, Folk – Country – Bluegrass, Kids
Levels:Beginner, Intermediate, Advanced
Experience:4 years
Rate:$60 / hr

Personal Statement

I have four years private teaching experience with children and adults as well as a background performing symphony, chamber, and solo works. I teach Suzuki, traditional, fiddle, and any music the student loves. I hope to hear from you!

Education / Training

This spring, I completed a Bachelors degree in Violin Performance at the University of Texas at Austin under the instruction of Professor Eugene Gratovich of the University of Boston. Since the age of 15, I have taught children and adults by the Suzuki method with traditional songs as well as fiddle music. In North Texas, I started the Red River String Orchestra and conducted student recitals. I began learning the violin and homeschooling at the age of 5 and continued to study orchestral performance starting at the age of 10 in the Greater Dallas Youth Orchestra Symphony till graduation. My sister and I performed numerous times for nursing homes, churches, Main Street Showcase in Denison Tx, for the local news channel in Sherman Texas, two school assemblies, art galleries, malls, church luncheons, Rotary Club, Galveston Summer Wednesday Concert Series, weddings, Audie Murphy VA Hospital and for the Soldiers hospitalized at Brook Army Medical Center Christmas party. During this period, I performed a European symphony tour covering Czeckslovakia, Poland, and Germany. At the age of 15, I was also part of the Austin College Sherman Symphony in North Texas. My music lessons were studied with Bulgarian violinist Vesselin Demirev at Southern Methodist University. Upon moving to San Antonio I was a substitute violinist for the San Antonio Symphony Orchestra before attending College. Also, during my final year in High School, I taught private lessons for the Crystal C Christian Conservatory for Home schoolers in San Antonio. In 2007, I was Concert Master (first chair) in the All Region Orchestra and number five in the State of Texas All-State Orchestra. At the San Antonio Convention Center, I was chosen to receive a master class with violinist Pinchas Zukermann. Also, in 2007 I was selected to perform in in the Cactus Pear Chamber Music Festival of San Antonio in the first violin section. In the summer of 2007, I performed in the New York University Chamber Music Festival and gave my first recital in New York. At the University of Texas, I gave two performances in the Jessen Recital Hall in 2010 and 2011, and performed a year with a piano trio focusing on classical chamber music. In 2010, I received a master class with William Preucil, Concert Master of the Cleveland Orchestra. This summer I was invited to perform solo and chamber works at the International Chamber Music Festival in Castanuelvo di Garfagnana, Italy under the guidance of Efrem Briskin. Currently, I teach at the Anthem School of Music, the Alamo Music Center, and the Artistic Education company.

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