About

Having recently graduated with a Bachelor of Liberal Arts degree in Violin Performance from the University of Texas at Arlington, I am blessed to be filling my time investing in the musical lives of my wonderful string students.

Over the past seven years, I have had the joy of working with students and sharing with them God’s gift of music. My teaching experience includes private instruction through Hurst, Euless, Bedford ISD, Arlington ISD, the String Preparatory Program at the University of Texas, and Music & Arts. I am the founding string orchestra teacher at Summit International Preparatory in Arlington, TX, the strings instructor at Arlington Classic Academy in Arlington, TX, and I maintain a growing private studio in Bedford, TX. I am a member of the Suzuki Association of the Americas, the North Texas Suzuki Association, and the Texas Music Educators Association.

Young students in my studio are trained utilizing the Suzuki Violin Method. I have a soft spot in my heart for this effective child-centered teaching method, because I also was trained via this method as a youngster. As an adult, I have pursued Suzuki teacher training and have completed the following Suzuki courses: “Every Child Can”, Book 1, Book 2, Book 3, and "Suzuki Principals in Action".

If you are considering joining my studio, perhaps you would like to know a bit about me as a musician and music student at the university level. As winner of the University of Texas at Arlington concerto competitions in both 2009 and 2010, I had the opportunity to solo with the UTA Symphony Orchestra. I have performed as guest concertmaster with the Northeast Orchestra (NEO) and also have served as guest soloist with the NEO. As a student pursuing a degree in Violin Performance, I received several awards and scholarships --such as the Sigma Alpha Iota Vivian White Memorial Scholarship Award, the Isabel Henderson Memorial Scholarship Award, the Arlington Arts League Rick Bateman Memorial Scholarship, the Arlington Music Club’s Janey Wessler Memorial Scholarship, the UTA Music Department Outstanding Strings Area Student, and the College of Liberal Arts Academic Excellence Award. I was honored to be included in Who’s Who Among Students in American Colleges and Universities (2011) and graduated Magna Cum Laude from the University of Texas at Arlington in 2013.

Links

Suzuki Association of the Americas

North Texas Suzuki Association

DFW WOW Suzuki Institute