B.Mus, Performance Dip
English - Spanish
Violin - Viola
'I believe that playing music should be enjoyable, so I always do my best to tailor lessons to a student's individual needs and goals, while challenging them to work hard and realize their potential.' - Elyse
In my experience, developing solid classical technique, a good ear, fluency in note-reading, and an understanding of basic music theory allows a violinist to eventually learn to play any style of music they like. These things, therefore, are central to my teaching. I am a kind and patient teacher, but am diligent about ensuring that students avoid developing bad habits that can be hard to break later on. I believe that playing music should be enjoyable, so I always do my best to tailor lessons to a student's individual needs and goals, while challenging them to work hard and realize their potential.
University of British Columbia - Bachelor of Music, Violin Performance Diploma Central Washington University
Teaching & Skills
During her teen years, mentorship from members of the Philadelphia String Quartet ignited in her a lifelong passion for chamber music, and she went on to become a member of several exceptionally dedicated and award-winning small ensembles through her teens and early twenties. This led her to receive coachings with some of the world’s finest chamber musicians, including members of the Kronos, Penderecki, Lafayette, Chester, and St. Lawrence quartets, and to be twice named a semifinalist in the prestigious Fischoff National Chamber Music Competition.
Awards, Honors & Experiences
Two-time Semifinalist in Fischoff National Chamber Music Competition -Multiple First Place awards at Northwest Ensemble Festival -First Place at Washington State Ensemble Festival