Retirement Home PerformanceTeaching Philosophy:

I feel strongly that every child can learn to play an instrument. By building a positive environment and tailoring lessons based on each individual’s learning style, children can create their own character and personality through the cello. I have 15 years teaching experience, both as a private music instructor and a public school teacher.


Lessons are constructed on an integrated Suzuki approach, using the Suzuki repertoire along with ear-training exercises, additional repertoire pieces, etudes, music theory and note-reading activities, as appropriate.

I accept beginning and intermediate cello students, ages 4 and up. To be effective the student must be dedicated to the learning process and daily practice.

Parent/caretaker involvement is instrumental in your child’s success as a cellist! This means families should make playing the cello a part of their lifestyle. I require parents to sit and observe each lesson in order to be prepared to assist with practicing.

Cello materials for lessons:
Suzuki Book
Suzuki Book CD or download from iTunes
Music stand
Cello strap
Cello bag (for supplies)