The curriculum is tailored to match each student's needs. Regular home practice is expected.   

There is a student recital each semester.  Participation is strongly encouraged. It is a chance for students to perform their work and learn to present themselves.  

Additional opportunities include:

  • A recital series at local retirement homes and similar venues.  Dates, times, and locations will be announced as they become available
  • A mini chamber music experience . In collaboration with other local teachers, groups will include violin, cello, viola, and piano. There is no additional fee for participation.
  • The ASTACAP exam.  For further information, please CLICK HERE
  • Group Lessons for Violin/Viola Ensemble. Offered one Saturday per month, students work together to learn from and mentor one another, improving listening, communication, and creative skills in a small ensemble setting. 

I teach at my home in Chevy Chase. My freelance schedule varies, so I may occasionally have a conflict with regularly scheduled lessons. I let you know about those conflicts with some advance warning whenever possible. For new students, a four lesson trial period is available.

Payment is by semester.  In the event of an excused absence, we work together to find a makeup time.  In order for a lesson to be excused, one week notice is required, with exceptions for illness and emergencies.  Please contact me for more information about fees.

To make payments online, CLICK HERE.

With over 35 years of teaching and playing experience, I am currently performing with the Maryland Symphony, Annapolis Symphony, and National Philharmonic at the Strathmore, in addition to other orchestras in the area. I studied violin performance at the University of Cincinnati College-Conservatory of Music, and have attended teaching workshops at The Juilliard School and Indiana University. I am an active member of the American String Teachers Association.