I began playing piano at 4, viola at 12, and violin at 14 years old. I went on to receive my Master's of Music degree from the Cincinnati Conservatory and study with some of the best musicians in the world. Now I play in symphonies all over the country, played in video games like Star Wars: Battlefront and Dragon Age (among others), Hollywood movie soundtracks, and with artists like Kenny Rogers and Trans Siberian Orchestra. I've been teaching violin, viola, and piano for over 10 years and the most important aspect in my teaching is instilling a love and appreciation for music in my students. My message to you if you're thinking about starting to play is that everyone deserves to experience the satisfying, fun, and character building skill that is learning to play an instrument. With a little time and dedication anyone of any age can learn to play. It's never too late to start! I tailor all my lessons to my individual students depending on musical goals, age and ability, and address both anatomical issues regarding technique and musical issues involving things like tone, musicality, and intonation. My primary training is in classical music and that foundation has allowed me to branch out to different genres from rock, folk, fiddle, improvisation, and popular music. Whatever genre you wish to learn, we will have fun and take the time necessary for you to have the most enjoyable and valuable experience. Whether you need a short term tutor or a full time instructor to aid in reaching your potential, I am here to help!