Students of all levels from absolute beginner to high schoolers preparing to study as undergraduates majoring in violin performance are welcome for an audition and interview at no cost, to determine whether we have found a good match. I have helped my younger students establish a solid foundation and quickly advance to leadership positions in their youth orchestras. Many of my more advanced students have been accepted into excellent conservatories, including Eastman, Peabody, Boston Conservatory, the Steinhardt School at New York University, the Hartt School of Music, Berklee College of Music, and others.
I use a wide variety of literature in my teaching, including technical exercises, etudes, and repertoire from the Baroque to the modern. Every student is unique, with his or her own strengths and areas where more work is needed to build a well developed violinist. Additionally, every student has his or her own musical personality, and will have more of an affinity for some pieces and less for others. For these reasons, I urge families to avoid the “one size fits all” brands of violin teaching, and to explore the music of the many composers and teachers who have added to the culture.