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DOUBLE BASS
 VIOLONE
VIOLA DA GAMBA

Performer & Teacher

HAVERTOWN, PA  |  MAIN LINE

 

 

 

I believe that music lessons are about so much more
than playing an instrument.

 
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PERFORMER

I play historical and modern double basses, violone and viola da gamba.

EDUCATOR

I teach young beginners starting at age 3 on double bass and viola da gamba, through college and pre-professional levels. I  use the Suzuki double bass method and the George Vance Progressive Repertoire.

This might seem like an unusual combination.

But balancing my career this way is just right for me. It inspires me to help my students discover how music enhances their unique personalities and situations. Click below to learn more about my story.

 

My goal is to make double bass playing easy and fun.


 
 

While I work with students of all ages and skill levels, I particularly enjoy teaching very young children and beginners. An early start sets the foundation for a life-long love of music. We take lessons seriously, but we have fun while we get our work done! And yes, there are excellent instruments just the right size for children as young as three or four years old.

Many of my students start playing double bass in school programs during 3rd or 4th grade. I encourage parents to begin private lessons as soon as possible. With simple exercises, we can build strength and skills that will help kids avoid frustration and bad habits, so they stick with the instrument. My goal is to make double bass playing easy and fun.

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