I started Suzuki violin lessons when I was 4 years old. I received my Bachelor of Music with Performance Honors from Syracuse University and Masters of Music from The Boston Conservatory. I came to Chicago in 2005 to play with the Civic Orchestra of Chicago and started teaching soon after I arrived. After a few years of teaching at schools around the city, I decided to I wanted to teach according to my own vision while standing on the shoulders of the giants who have come before me.
My goal for teaching children is to train them to become professional human beings rather than training them to be professional musicians. I’ve committed myself to taking teacher training courses, gaining perspective of what is being taught with the Suzuki Method from teachers who have been teaching for decades.
ABOUT THIRD FLOOR SUZUKI VIOLIN (TFSV)
I founded Third Floor Suzuki Violin studio in 2009. I chose to teach in Ravenswood because it’s my neighborhood as I’ve either lived in or around the area. Teaching here is my way of enriching the neighborhood. The intent of this studio is to provide high quality violin instruction while children learn life skills such as focus, discipline and patience.