Cal State Univ. Northridge (Music)
(Attended) University of Michigan, Ann Arbor (Master's)
I have been a professional cellist and music director for 20 years. I graduated from California State University and University of Michigan with music degrees with honors and with scholarships. I have played in numerous orchestras for the last 20 years. In addition, I have several awards and won several competitions in Los Angeles County. Currently along with my teaching, I am a professional cellist and Music Director of the Culver City Chamber Orchestra which is celebrating its 20th anniversary this year.
I have enjoyed my teaching, and I am ready to expand my studio to include the San Fernando Valley area. I want to give this next and upcoming generation the opportunity that I had to understand the fundamentals of music in a way they all will understand. Music is not boring and can be fun, if everyone just takes a few moments to understand it. I have been a professional cellist and music director for 20 years. I graduated from California State University and University of Michigan with music degrees with honors and with scholarships. I have played in numerous orchestras for the last 20 years. In addition, I have several awards and won several competitions in Los Angeles County.
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I have been a cellist since I was 12 and I worked my way through the ranks by winning competitions and receiving several scholarships. I received my Bachelors on a partial scholarship at CSUN and a full scholarship at University of Michigan, Ann Arbor. I then was hired to perform on tour in Europe for 8 months in an Opera company. I then worked as a professional cellist every since I returned from Europe in 1986 and I started my private teaching studio.
I have been teaching for 17 years and ear training is the most difficult to learn. It is however a learned skill. If taught correctly you may be able to pick a note out of any scale and be able to tell what note you are playing or singing with little or no help at all. It is slow and difficult road but it is possible to learn.
I have 17 years teaching in Southern California since completing my Masters at the University of Michigan. General Music is the basic information of reading the music itself, understanding note values, rhythm, the variety of clefs and much more. But it is not too hard to understand if taught well.
I have a Masters from the University of Michigan and Bachelors from the Cal. State University of Northridge. I have been teaching for 17 years in the private sector and have had 25 students in my studio. They were all instructed on their main instrument, along with Music History, Music Appreciation, Ear Training, and Music Fundamentals.
I have been teaching music for 17 years, and music Theory is a basic and fundamental part of learning music. I teach my students the fundamentals of theory. Advance theory I recommend to my theory Professors as they are more able to help than I. I am very good at the basic level and above. I have a succesful record for 17 years and my students have done well.
I teach most string instruments in my 17 years and I help young musicians begin their journey. After they have reached a certain level I then pass them on to better teachers at a higher level than myself so that my students are trained properly. I have had good success with my students and they all have done very well in school.