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I am a performer and a teacher, both of the violin and the viola. Teaching, performing and musical growth are all connected: I am continually learning from my students, and from the art of performing live. I greatly enjoy sharing music with people, and consider it a gift and a privilege.


sampleI have many years of teaching experience, and have trained at the country's best conservatories and universities. My students range in ability from beginner to very advanced, but they all have two things in common: good technique and a love for music! If your student would like to learn how to play the violin or viola, I encourage you to research the many fine teachers in the area, including me! Look through my website to read more about me, and listen to my music samples to hear more about me.

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Bach Recordings

sampleI had many friends and colleagues inspire me with their own recordings, and finally took their suggestions that I record the Suites. The Suites were recorded within three (long) days, and from memory, at Opus 4 Studios in Seattle, by the esteemed Dr. Mike Matesky.

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Upcoming Concerts

sampleOn Saturday November 7th, at the Lopez Island Community Arts Center, I will perform all six Bach solo Suites for viola in one concert. Originally written for the cello, the Suites are widely regarded as some of Bach's masterpieces, and to be able to listen to the progression of all six suites is a truly great experience. See the Concerts page for more info.

In the meantime check out this piece from a Bellingham Chamber Music Concert from November 2014.  More videos are available on the Concerts page.

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