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My philosophy is that all students, regardless of their age or skill level, possess tremendous insight into the obstacles that limit their capacity to play the way they want to. As a teacher, my role is to help awaken that insight in order to fulfill the student's desire to communicate with clarity, accuracy, and depth.  Former students have been admitted to the Juilliard MAP program, Talented Unlimited High School, and top ensembles in the Interschool Orchestras of New York, and have received outstanding scores at NYSSMA.

I am also available for masterclasses, workshops and talks. Topics include general musicianship, mindfulness, and cultivating authentic confidence. Connecting with students and music lovers of all ages is one of the great joys of being an engaged musician!

I am a longtime practitioner of the Alexander Technique and an Assistant Teacher at the Art of Practicing Institute, which trains musicians perform with ease, confidence, and communicative power. For information on my private teaching, please visit the New York String Studio website.