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Liberty University (Music Ministries)
I have been playing the violin for nearly 25 years, and teaching for the last 13 years. My first goal as a teacher is to develop a love for music in each student. To me, music is a gift, and I want everyone who takes lessons from me to experience joy through learning the violin.
My teaching style is relaxed, and focuses on the individual student and what their strengths are. I expect each person to work their hardest and do their best, but I don't expect perfection. Rather I look for, and acknowledge, effort and growth in each student. I teach using the Suzuki Books for my students because I like the progression and songs it uses, but I do not teach a strictly Suzuki Method. I like to tailor each lesson to the student, sometimes using other books, sheet music, exercise books, or even teaching songs by ear.
I have been teaching violin for the past 13 years, in both group and private lesson settings. I have also taught several beginner music theory/music history classes at Masters Academy in Athens. I specialize in beginning and intermediate students. As a student, I studied at Settlement Music School in Philadelphia. I have participated in many ensembles, including the Athens Symphony Orchestra and several church worship bands.
I have been playing the violin for nearly 25 years, and teaching for the last 13 years. My first goal as a teacher is to develop a love for music in each student. To me, music is a gift, and I want everyone who takes lessons from me to
Lessons are offered weekly, in 30 or 45 minute blocks of time.
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As a violinist, I have had many years of formal music theory classes, in addition to practical experience applying that knowledge to my craft. I teach beginning music theory on a weekly basis to my violin students, including, note names, note values, time signatures, major/minor key signatures, and many more practical applications.
I have been playing violin for 25 years, and teaching for the last 13 years. I have taught private lessons, group classes, and small string ensembles. I studied Worship and Music Ministries at Liberty University. I have played as a classical violinist in many ensembles, including several years with the Athens Symphony, as well as playing more contemporary styles with several bands in churches and at church retreats.
Since I was a young child in elementary school, I have participated in many choirs in schools, churches, and the community. In high school and college, I was a member of several small vocal ensembles as well, performing in local, state, and national competitions. I have several semesters of group and private voice lessons. Since college, I have assisted or lead several children's and youth choirs, helping students in the group setting, in addition to individually.