Advanced students

I believe that with the proper tools, your musical decisions can be based on how you want to sound, not on what is easiest to do! My students have performed in the World Youth Symphony at Interlochen, won awards in state-wide and national competitions, participated in All-State, and gone on to become music majors in college.

A typical lesson features:

  • tone exercises (long tones, a variety of harmonics/overtones, work on "tone colors")
  • scales through full range of instrument (Maquarre, Taffanel & Gaubert)
  • technical studies (Anderson, etc.)
  • solo pieces (spanning the Baroque, Classical, Romantic, & contemporary periods)
  • orchestral excerpts
  • preparation for competitions, performances, and auditions for youth orchestras and summer festivals
  • duets (time permitting)
  • troubleshooting of fundamental concepts - vibrato, breathing, sound production, articulation, & technique
  • preparation for yearly recital, as well as auditions for youth orchestras, competitions, and college auditions
Your advice has made a dramatic change in my playing [and] has really opened up new colors in my tone. Iā€™m very excited.
— Nick, professional doubler