It all started when...
I picked up my viola from Strobel's Violin Shop in Salem Oregon. I thought "Wow this instrument has an amazing sound!" as soon as I could play even a little I started to try and make other sounds, new sounds. With the technological inventions of streamable music and media students are being exposed to music from all over the world and have access to almost any digital sounds in existence. I believe that if we consider those things while teaching we can help students of any age find their own voice on their instrument, on a computer, or in other performative ways.
I provide different programs for students that explore these ideas in my education packet here.