Teaching Philosophy

Everyone is capable of learning.  Learning is a process of experimentation and realization.  I cannot pass ability to you directly, but I can guide you to where it is.  Progress is most noticeable when everyone involved works individually and together to learn.  Those involved are the student, the teacher, the parents, and anyone else who wants to be involved.  I am here to pass on my own discoveries and joys of playing the violin, viola, and music in general.



I teach online only



I will compare my calendar with the calendar of the student (and/or the parent of the student) to ensure a mutual time is available for a weekly lesson. If a lesson needs to be rescheduled or skipped, please contact me via my e-mail at treble441@comcast.net or my cell phone at 720-254-9205.

I am a performing musician, so I have many events that will come up.  I am happy to be flexible as I can with your schedule.  I may ask for your flexibility as well.



A happy and successful student is one that puts forth an effort to practice daily and come to their lesson with their instrument and materials including:

-violin or viola and bow

-shoulder rest


-pencil and eraser (pens will not do)


-and a good attitude



Dress Code

Students should dress *appropriately and comfortably for lessons. Playing an instrument requires a full range of motion. (*please ask if you need clarification)

Cancellation Policy

I require at least 24 hours notice of cancellation before a scheduled lesson.  If a lesson is cancelled the day the lesson was supposed to take place, there will be no make-up.


Parents may sit in on the lesson if they choose.


Recording of audio/visual may take place for the benefit of building good recording habits, performance habits, practice habits, and listening skills.