Meet Our Viola Teachers!
I teach violin, viola, and ukulele. I started playing the violin at age 5 because I wanted to be like my big sister. I come from a musical family, and starting violin seemed like a natural thing to do. I am a graduate of the Eastman School of Music (BM) with additional studies at University of Rochester, and of the Contemporary Performance Program at the Manhattan School of Music (MM) with additional studies at the Conservatory of Amsterdam. As a teacher, I recognize that all students learn differently. I hope to give each student a strong technical foundation so they can continue to explore music in the way suited for them. - Read More About Molly
I teach violin, viola, and guitar. I started playing the violin at the age of five, taking lessons from Hei Ling Yeung (Colorado Springs Symphony, Central City Opera). In elementary school, I joined the Front Range Youth Symphony and won awards in solo and ensemble competitions in Jefferson County. My secondary instruments include the viola and classical guitar. I earned teaching certification and completed hours of observation at the Suzuki Association of the Americas at the Suzuki Institute of Colorado. I also teach using the traditional method, depending on students’ individual goals and strengths. - Read more about Laena
I developed a strong passion for the violin very early in my life. I started playing at age 2 after showing a strong interest while hearing a recording of Beethoven’s Violin Concerto in D major on the radio. My goal is to spread music to as many people as possible whether it be through performing or teaching. My philosophy is that anyone has the capacity to engage in music. Although I use mostly the same books for my lessons, I adapt my teaching style to fit the student. Beginning by cultivating the students’ love and patience for music practice, we work on the foundation that will develop a strong technique. - Read More About Dakota
I teach violin, viola, cello, guitar, ukulele, and piano. I've been playing music on various instruments for nearly twenty years. I come from a family of musicians and grew up listening to a strange combination of classical music and the Beatles. I played in orchestras and ensembles all throughout grade school. I earned a BA in music production from the College of Media and Communication at Temple University, where I also electively studied music theory and technique. I started teaching while working at a music shop after graduating. I picked up some lessons as a substitute teacher when needed and quickly realized that I loved teaching. My students are a constant reminder of why I fell in love with music in the first place. I've learned that there is no one method that works for every student. I teach using a blended method catered to each student's individual needs, while making sure we don't forget to have fun! - Read More About Jenny
I teach violin and viola, piano and flute. I have been playing violin for 14 years. I have a bachelor's degree in Violin Performance from Temple University. I have experience teaching private and group lessons to all ages in various programs throughout the city, including Play on Philly and Temple Music Prep. I emphasize technique and practice methods in lessons while fostering an appreciation for all forms of music. - Read More About Emily