My Background





Welcome to my home!  I have directed a private violin studio since 2006. Please read the following information to find out more about my music teaching background. I look forward to sharing music with you.


~Learned new ways of empowering students in a lecture and talk by Anna Montzka- Smelser, former student of Dr. Suzuki and international Suzuki clinician in January of 2018.

~Studied early reading skills and ear training in a special workshop with Winifred Crock, student of Dr. Suzuki and renowned violin and orchestra director April 2017

~Studied with Cathy Lee "The Queen of the bow": The Bow Arm Journey From Pretwinkle to Book 10 and Beyond, A Teacher Workshop October 2016

~Studied Baroque Violin technique with Nadia Lesinska 2015

~Was a violin instructor at St. Elizabeth Ann Seton Catholic School, Houston Texas, where I was also the general music teacher K-8 from 2006-2009

~Received Book 1, Book 2 and Book 4 levels of Suzuki Teacher Training with Judith Offman 2010, 2012, 2013.

~Became a member of the Suzuki Association of the Americas 2010-present

~Member of the Southeast Texas Suzuki Association 2012-present

~Completed 1st level of Ko`daly training in solfege and ear training for young children 2009 from the University of Houston

~Completed Teacher Certifications for Music K-12 and ESL Early childhood-4th grade for the state of Texas 2006

~Was a private violin instructor for Cy-Fair High School 2005-2006

~Studied Voice at the Austin Lyric Opera from 2002-2004

~Studied chamber music in Zwickau, Germany, home of Robert & Clara Schumann, Summer 2000

~ Studied violin at New York University with Hae Sook Yoon & performed in the Greenwich Village Symphony 1996-98

~Graduated from High School for the Performing & Visual Arts, Houston,1993

~Performs with Melody & Harmony, a duo of violin and piano