Teacher

I give lessons, coaching sessions and ongoing classes and workshops for adults and present school assemblies and classroom workshops for children. 

LESSONS

  • MUSICAL INSTRUMENTS: viol, early violin, rebec, vielle
  • MUSICAL SKILLS: remedial sight singing and ear training, improvisation, playing by ear, for both singers and instrumentalists

COACHING SESSIONS

  • Musical entrepreneurship
  • Grant writing
  • Publicity and promotion
  • Concert production
  • Teaching-artist

ONGOING CLASSES & WORKSHOPS

  • Christmas Collegium (2013-present)  A week of lectures and hands-on classes on topics in early and traditional music
  • Tune-Up (2012-present)  Musical skills for choral groups (music reading/section blending)
  • What’s That Note, Inc. (2000-present)  Musical skills (sight singing/ear training/audition techniques) for amateur and professional singers
  • SoundCatcher: Play by Ear (1983-present)   Combining what you hear and what you know to  create a practical method of playing music by ear
  • Washington (DC) Academy of Early Music (1982-90)  Classes in beginning viol, recorder, performance practice and early music ensemble for adult amateurs

SCHEDULED WORKSHOPS

Workshop Director

INTERNATIONAL

  • Weekend Workshops in Berlin, Germany; Mayzieu, France; Hong Kong, China

NATIONAL

  • Chesapeake Workshop: 4 week-long summer workshops 1985-89
  • SoundCatcher—Play by Ear: 10 week-long summer workshops 1982-present

Workshop Teacher (week-long unless noted)

  • VIOL: 18 national workshops for the Viola da Gamba Society of America. 23 local workshops including Viols West, and week-end workshops including Boston, New York, Boulder, Albuquerque, Rochester, Tallahassee, Detroit, Duluth, San Diego, Albany
  • EARLY MUSIC: Colorado Recorder Academy (co-director), Pinewoods, Madison Early Music Festival, Chesapeake Recorder Workshop (5 years, co-director for 2)
  • TRADITIONAL MUSIC: Buffalo Gap Family Week, Upper Potomac Fiddle Retreat (2 years)