An open letter to parents on winter break from music lessons…

This week marks the end of violin lessons I’ve been teaching this year in a few private schools in the South L.A. area, where I’ve been giving group lessons in beginning violin to students through a wonderful organization called Arts Alive. Please consider supporting their wonderful work.  I’m including the letter I wrote to parents…

Recovery From Traumatic Music Lessons

Music lessons may not always be a positive experience, but don’t let that stop you from being creative and gentle with yourself.

how to become your own teacher…

In my own musical journey, I have been deeply blessed to have the patient, knowledgeable, and supportive input of many great teachers. By walking beside me, encouraging what was good, challenging what was lacking, and helping me change the way I approached violin playing, they brought me to a level where I can comfortably realize…