Music Gatherings…

Check out these grand music gatherings: …. Senior Recitals for Vinod Krishnamoorthy and Nicholas Scalzo, July 27 and 28, 2019.  Earlier in the Summer I was able to travel to beautiful Victoria, B.C. to attend the Victoria Baroque Academy.  Locally, I was invited to teach at a technique clinic for middle schoolers in Oceanside.  

American Bach Soloist Academy, great performances and super people!

What a feast of fine music making. I studied with Robert Mealy and Elizabeth Blumenstock premiere baroque violinists for this fabulous festival. Highlights included performances of the Bach b minor Mass and Purcell’s King Arthur with the festival orchestra and chorus. It was really meaningful to play in several chamber music ensembles and a chamber orchestra too.  I’m reminded of …

First gig

I received a sweet note from a parent recently: Sienna’s first gig… she had a bake sale today to raise money for kittens, and got a lot of tips playing her violin!  This week she said “Do you think there are violins in heaven, because I want to play forever.”  

Happy Summer

Happy Summer! Hi Studio Families,  It was wonderful to enjoy scenery, wildlife and family on my trip to Montana last week. I’m also excited to be back and to hear your progress.  Coming back reminds me of how much I love to witness your musical development.  I’m hoping everyone will play hard at the beach and at the violin this …

Performance Mindset

I found myself coaching an advanced student the other day about her approach to her concerto cadenza. Student when asked, “How is the cadenza?”  replied, “I don’t know if I can play it in tune?” The word “don’t” stimulated me to ask her if she had ever heard of the children’s book, “The Little Engine that Could”.   In the …