<p>I have been a student of music since age 3, and have focused on the violin since age 8. Using the violin as my passport, I have explored the wide world of music, paying dues in many genres which are native to the violin as well as those which are not. I enjoy playing written music as well as improvised, although since improvisational skills are more rare, I tend to do more of the latter professionally.</p>
<p>As a teacher, I like to let my students choose their direction of interest and then guide them along that path. In all cases however, I tend to emphasize a thorough understanding of the music being played from a structural, harmonic, and rhythmic standpoint.</p>
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