Violin, viola, fiddle lessons (Monterey Bay and online)
-Want to take your playing beyond the notes into true artistic expression?
-Have you reached a plateau and can't figure out how to take it to the next level?
-Do you want to hone your performance skills for confidence and full command of your abilities at any concert, gig, or audition?
-Want to reorient your practice for double the results in half the time?
-Do you long for a holistic lessons experience where classical technique and interpretation combines seamlessly with fiddle styles, personal expression, and improvisation?
-Do you yearn to find your niche in the music industry and enjoy playing more than ever?
If so, perhaps I can help?
Highlights of my credentials:
-I've been teaching 20-30 private students weekly since 1996, and online via Skype since 2009
-I've been playing for over 22 years, an active performer and recording artist across several genres with performance experience ranging from symphonies and traditional music and tribute bands to creating original string arrangements for singer-songwriters.
-I have authored over 50 articles on technique and practice habits for "Strings" magazine
-I'm the author of the String Letter Publishing guides "Improve Your Bowing Technique" and "Improve Your Violin and Viola Technique"
-I'm the creator and host of the "Violin Geek Podcast", going strong since 2010.
I shine as a diagnostician, combining the work of several well respected pedagogues with knowledge of bio-mechanics, brain research, psychology, and several musical genres upon the foundation of my classical training. My approach truly combines body, mind, and spirit.
For an idea of my teaching style and expertise, a few of the educational videos I've done for Strings magazine: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=5_SipUH5qy0&feature=share&list=PLTLosOjyPE8cVpw_TVQ_l6uzYSYwG4MV4
I'm looking for students who, independent of age or ability level, are committed to learning, growing as a player and person, and who are not afraid to dive deep and give music their all. If that sounds like you, please get in touch!
- do NOT contact me with unsolicited services or offers