I began teaching
violin, viola, fiddle, and cello lessons as a young teen in 1996, and as reported by the New York Times
, in 2009 I embraced online teaching
as one of the early music teachers offering lessons to students worldwide via Skype, FaceTime, and Zoom. I have since enjoyed troubleshooting challenges and inspiring dedicated students in dozens of countries and on every continent except Antarctica.
Since 2010 I've also been a contributing writer for Strings magazine
, the creator of the educational Violin Geek Podcast
and Violin Geek Blog
, and to date, have published three online courses
in effort to help violinists and violists address common technical challenges, such as vibrato, bowing, and left hand topics like shifting ad intonation, in ways which use our natural biomechanics to our advantage.
When I'm not playing or teaching
music, I enjoy hiking to the tops of mountains and observing the creatures I come across in their natural environment, learning languages and exploring foreign cultures, savoring tea and conversation with friends, making tacos and experiencing ethnic flavors, and researching how the body and mind work, and could work more effectively and efficiently.
Please enjoy my site, and be in touch
if you have a question or a topic you'd like me to address in my blog or podcast, would like to book me for a concert, event, or recording session, are interested in violin, viola, fiddle, or cello lessons, or would just like to say hello!