Teaching Experience

Teaching Positions

K Space International School
Violin instructor, Guest Music Teacher, Visiting Adviser
Germantown Academy
Violin & Viola Instructor, Lower School Orchestra Director, Private Lesson Coordinator
Pennsylvania Suzuki Institute, Hershey, Pennsylvania
Berea City School District, Berea, Ohio
Elementary Strings Teacher
  • Recruit and instruct all 4th and 5th grade students; team-teach with Elementary Instrumental Team
  • Direct All-City Orchestra Festival ensemble
Oberlin Community Music School, Oberlin, Ohio
Violin Teacher, Suzuki and Traditional
Baldwin Wallace Conservatory Outreach, Berea, Ohio
Director, Medina Strings Program
  • Established and directed after-school program including small group and orchestral instruction at satellite location in Medina, Ohio
Medina City School District, Medina, Ohio
Elementary and Middle School Strings Teacher
State College Suzuki Program, State College, Pennsylvania
Suzuki Violin Teacher
Penn State School of Music, State College, Pennsylvania
Graduate Assistant
  • Design curriculum and instruct applied violin lessons
  • Teach 200-level string (violin) techniques course to music education majors
Kyrene School District, Tempe, Arizona
Middle School Orchestra Director
  • Directed 6th, 7th and 8th grade orchestra classes of mixed ability in violin, viola, cello and double bass, alternating days at 2 middle schools
  • Recruited new 6th grade students from area elementary schools to orchestral program – increased enrollment of incoming 6th graders by 58% and of the entire program by 18% within the first year
  • Directed annual orchestral performance tour of Disneyland and Knott’s Berry Farm
  • Created 2 additional extra-curricular ensembles for the purpose of performing unabridged literature and participating in tours and competitions
Northern Ohio Youth Orchestras, Oberlin, Ohio
Camerata Orchestra Director
  • Co-taught first music-reading and orchestral experiences for third year string students
Lorain Southview High School, Lorain, Ohio
Student Teacher
  • Assisted with and taught high school marching band and orchestra, middle school orchestra, and elementary string classes.
Asociación Nacional de Conciertos, Panama City, Panama
Guest Artist
  • Performed and taught orchestra, chamber music and lessons in English and Spanish at national music festival

Teaching Certification

Ohio Provisional Teaching License
PK-12 Music
Suzuki Violin Books 1-4, "Every Child Can"
Suzuki Association of the Americas

Community Teaching Certificate (Reform Judaism)
Gratz College, Melose Park, Pennsylvania


The Pennsylvania State University, State College, Pennsylvania
Master of Music in Violin Performance
  • Violin studies with James Lyon
  • Graduate Assistant
Oberlin Conservatory of Music, Oberlin, Ohio
Bachelor of Music in Music Education, Concentration in Violin
  • Violin studies with Andrew Jennings
Springside School, Philadelphia, Pennsylvania
High School Diploma
  • Graduated Cum Laude

Professional Affiliations

Suzuki Association of the Americas (Member, 2006-Present)
American String Teachers’ Association (Member, 2001-Present)
Music Educators’ National Conference (Member, 2001-Present)
  • Pennsylvania Music Educators' Association (Member, 2007-Present)
  • Oberlin Collegiate Chapter – President 2003-2004, Vice-President 2002-2003