My teaching experience is rich and varied, and I work with students from diverse backgrounds and with a range of music levels, ages and instruments. I have over 20 years of instructional experience in the classroom, with private students, as chamber music coach, orchestra conductor and in educational outreach workshops.
Currently I teach elementary music with a focus on strings in Oakland Unified School District. I also teach chamber ensembles from Classical to Jazz to original and arranged compositions at Las Positas College in Livermore, CA. Previous teaching positions include:
Piedmont Unified School District * Ross Valley School District, Fairfax and San Anselmo, CA * College of Marin, Kentfield, CA * San Francisco Unified School District * Community Music Center, San Francisco * Various Bay Area classes for strings, voice and class improvisation* Los Angeles Unified School District
As a teaching artist with San Francisco Symphony’s Adventures in Music I led musical outreach programs in San Francisco Unified School District elementary schools. With Real Vocal String Quartet, I led string improvisation workshops at University of Delaware, Cal Poly Pomona, Eastern Illinois University, Colorado Mountain Colleges, and at American String Teachers Association Conferences.
Read my article in Strings about teaching: “BACK TO SCHOOL – Learning to teach well required more than just my performance experience.”