Doctor of Musical Arts (DMA)
Violin Performance and Pedagogy
University of Oregon
Student of Kathryn Lucktenberg
June 2014

Master of Music (MM)
Violin Performance
Louisiana State University
Student of Kevork Mardirossian
May 2008

Master of Music (MM)
Violin Performance
University of Wyoming
Student of Sherry Sinift
August 2005

Bachelor of Music (BM)
Music Education
University of Houston
Student of Andrzej Grabiec
May 2002


Summer 2021
Suzuki Violin Training
Teaching Strategies with Charles Krigbaum

Spring 2021
Suzuki Violin Training
Book VI with Daina Volodka Staggs

Spring 2021
Suzuki Violin Training
Book VIII with Charles Krigbaum

Fall 2020
Suzuki Violin Training
Book VII with Charles Krigbaum

June-August 2020
Summer Lecture Series
North Texas School of Talent Education: Charles Krigbaum and Daina Volodka Staggs

  • Teaching Vibrato to Children
  • The Joy of Pre-Twinkle, Part 1 and 2
  • Truly by Ear
  • Hand Anatomy for Violinists
  • Introducing Three-Octave Scales to Students
  • Developing Double-Stops at the Intermediate Stage
  • The WOW is in the Details

July 2019
Suzuki Violin Training
Book V with Charles Krigbaum

July 2019
Suzuki Violin Training
Bow Technique with Cathy Lee

July 2012
Suzuki Violin Training
Book IV with James Hutchins

March 2011
Suzuki Violin Training
Books I-III with Sue Baer

Private Violin studies: Colorado
Alvaro De Granda, Yumi Hwang-Williams, Annamaria Karacson

May 2005, 2006
Heber Springs Chamber Music Festival, Heber Springs, AK
Violin Fellow and chamber music performer

Summer 2003
Rome Festival Orchestra, Rome, Italy
First violin section
Funding: Scholarship recipient, self-led fundraising campaign, University of Wyoming Arts and Sciences Travel Grant Recipient
Activities: Opera and Symphony orchestra, Solo performances

Summer 2000
Park City International Music Festival, Park City, Utah
Private lessons and chamber music, full scholarship recipient

Piano Lessons
Principal teachers: Robert Brownlee (University of Houston) 1997-98; Keith MacDonald, 1991-1997; Lena Lubotsky, 1986-89; Marcia Schirmer 1983-86

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