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Private and Group Instruction  


I’ve never forgotten what it felt like to have the cello in my hands for the first time nor have I forgotten the dedication of the many instructors and mentors that helped me to achieve my dreams.  For this reason,  I love to teach.  I love to share in the excitement of a new student playing their very first notes.  As they progress, I love sharing the satisfaction my students get from playing duets with me or performing short pieces in recitals.  I love coaching orchestral students, taking a young cello section from slapdash and confused to polished and proud.  Whether a student has professional aspirations or just wants to have a lot of fun, being able to pass along my gifts is what it’s all about.   


Faculty-Teaching Artist for The Harmony Project-Ventura, sponsored by New West Symphony.


 Faculty-Assistant Volunteer at Cabrillo Middle School and Anacapa Middle School, Ventura, California.


 Faculty Alum at Idyllwild Arts Summer Program.  Duties included teaching private lessons, coaching daily orchestral    sectionals, coaching chamber music ensembles, faculty recitals and performance clinics.


 I've  coached and prepared actors for demanding roles that require they appear to be highly skilled cellists

  when they've never played a note.  Actors include  Judith Light, star of the long-running show, "Who's The

  Boss," and helping Penny Fuller  garner an Emmy nomination for her guest starring role on, "E.R." 


 I teach private students of all ages and levels. Please contact me and we'll discuss what you'd like to accomplish

   with the cello.


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