If you have an interest in learning how to play the violin, please reach out to me. Playing the violin is a joy that can be experienced by students from beginner to professional level at any age and I would be happy to share that experience with you. Violin music is my passion and I am eager to share what I have learned over my professional career with others so they meet their musical goals. Below is a brief summary of my career and references are available upon request, but I also welcome any questions you may have regarding my credentials or your musical journey. I look forward to working with you!
I loved the violin from the moment I picked it up (age 6) and tried to play it. At the Julliard Pre-College at age 10, I had the privilege of studying with and being influenced by many fabulous artists, such as Ivan Galamian, Joseph Fuchs, Claus Adam (Julliard String Quartet), David Diamond (composer), and many others. During and after college, I traveled the world, performing throughout Europe, and was one of the first Americans to perform in China after the end of the The Cultural Revolution. I worked for 10 years as the demonstration expert at the world renowned shop of Jacques Francais/Rene Morel, the foremost experts of rare violins at that time. Wanting a more rural environment for my family I decided to move north to the Saratoga area, starting a 15-year tenure at Skidmore - first in the symphonic program and later also becoming an adjunct faculty. As a violinist for the New York State Theater Institute and The Theatre Institute, I have performed in a number of shows to include "Oliver" in 2019. I also had great fun performing with pop artists Tom Jones, Tony Bennett, Josh Groban, Marvin Gaye, and others throughout my career. I currently enjoy the challenge of being the Assistant Concert Master (since 2001) of the Glens Falls Symphony, teaching violin students of all levels and ages, performing chamber music, and pursuing my passion for song writing.
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