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So, your student wants to play the Violin...

Photo by Nora Grace Photography

Click the icons below for recommendation letters & reviews from former students & teachers

...Or maybe you want to learn yourself! Regardless, my philosophy is that ANYONE can learn to play the violin with practice and proper guidance. I have taught students from ages 5 to 70, and I especially love working with beginners - there's so much to discover! In light of the COVID-19 Pandemic, I have switched to virtual lessons for my current students, and I am available to take on new students this way until it is safe to meet in person again.

My teaching method emphasizes learning Music Theory and Ear Training simultaneously to help students gain a well-rounded understanding of their instrument. This means that, while we are working on skills such as note-reading, we will also engage in "call-and-response" exercises to help students learn musical phrases "by ear". I also place a heavy emphasis on technique to cultivate a full tone and prevent bad habits and possible injuries in the future. 

I am currently available for private lessons directly or through the Purple Deer Music Academy in Fairfield, Connecticut on Saturdays. If you are interested, please reach out via my contact form for direct requests, or to purpledeermusic@aol.com for lessons through the school. 

Check out the links below for recommendation letters and reviews from current and past students, and head over to my "Connect" tab to send an email or set up a phone call. Not certain if you're ready to commit to long-term lessons? Let's set up a demo lesson for a reduced price and we can see if this will be a good fit. 

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