Lessons and Chamber Coaching

At the Winnipeg Art Gallery, Winnipeg, MB

As a performer and educator I’ve traveled the world for more than 20 years, and one of my greatest joys in life is helping musicians discover their artistry and tell their story. I’ve taught in multi-year residencies at the Curtis Institute of Music, the Colburn School, Northwestern University, the University of Michigan, the University of Richmond, the University of Chicago, Southern Methodist University, and DePauw University, and visited hundreds of other institutions. With musicians of all levels, beginning to professional, I’ve enjoyed watching them discover themselves and unlock their true potential.

At the Blackbird Creative Lab, Ojai, CA

My teaching philosophy is both simple and complex. Simply put, my wish is to help people discover what they want to say (artistry), and give them the tools to say it (technique). But teaching is more than just music: I address the whole person, empowering each student to unlock their full potential and break through the emotional barriers that prevent them from truly expressing themselves. The balancing act of addressing technique as it serves and unlocks artistry, while also helping students become clearer about what they want to achieve as artists and how to be in the state to achieve that emotionally, is the complexity that is the true work–and true joy–of teaching.

At the University of Manitoba, Winnipeg, MB

I am currently opening my private teaching to additional cellists, musicians, and chamber groups who are:

  • high school aged through adult
  • pre-professional through professional
  • hardworking
  • energized
  • intellectually and artistically curious

It would be my deep pleasure to help you discover your artistry to pursue your musical dreams, whether that is simply to play better, study a particular piece, or in pursuit of specific goals: an audition, a recital, a recording, a job.

If you’re ready to take the plunge, book a free 20-minute Discovery Session today. I can’t wait to help you be the best musician you can be!