IN 1983, I graduated in Violin Performance from Dalhousie University in Halifax, Nova Scotia, Canada.
From the beginning my object was to teach violin for a living and to play violin for pleasure.
This is 2013 - and I'm still at it!
In 1983, I began 15 years of
travelling to 5 towns each week, teaching countless lessons. From the
most-talented to the least-talented, many hundreds of students have
contributed to my own growth as a teacher. A curious calculation: my
travels took me 6 1/2 times around the earth!!! (Ah, the energy of
Many of my students have become very good players indeed - a few have entered the professional field. Most are competent players - many continue to play in their home communities - and this has been a source of much pleasure to me.
They ALL play well in tune and their bowing produces a solid and expressive tone.
My ARRANGEMENTS are a
natural outgrowth of my teaching. Often, they were designed for a
specific small-ensemble of students, and their technical requirements
reflect their abilities at that time. I continue to use them at our
concerts and community performances. (more)
My FINGERING and BOWING MANUALS
are a summary of the many fingering and bowing activities and exercises
that have grown out of this teaching experience. (fingering) (bowing)
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