<p>I taught in Berlin, Germany for over 20 years, privately as well as at the Musikschule Berlin-Wilmersdorf. Invitations to be a guest clinician at workshops brought me on numerous occasions throughout Germany, France, Italy and Switzerland. Performance experience included 12 years as a violinist with the Brandenburg Chamber Orchestra and 7 years in the Billroth String Quartet.</p>
<p>From 1999 to 2010 I taught students in the Chicago area, in my private studio as well as at the renowned Betty Haag Academy.My studio provides a supportive, encouraging, positive environment. As a teacher, I am gentle yet firm; I expect focus and commitment but am respectful and honor the student. My standards are high, meaning that I expect the students to give their personal, individual best, but without being in competition with one another.</p>
<p>See www.sapphyrestrings.org for my former performance group in the Chicago area. My new Palo Alto group Magical Strings West is patterned after this group.</p>
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