"Thank you a million for the Skype lesson a few weeks ago. my right hand form seems to have taken another big jump forward. The Bach fuga is getting more and more enjoyable to play." – 18 year old student who first studied with me at the Zodiac Festival


"It was incredible to study with you these past two weeks and I'm very grateful I was able to come to the Zodiac Festival.  It certainly has been an unforgettable experience.  You allowed me to gain the most possible in two weeks time and I wanted to thank you for that.  I will be practicing everything we worked on, especially the bow arm!  And I will definitely keep in touch. Thank you so much for the wonderful lessons and coatings!"

- 17 year old Zodiac student 


"You constantly challenge my technique and musicality, and this makes me a stronger player each week. I value the close mentorship we have, and I am routinely amazed by how much I’ve grown in the past few years. Had I chosen any other school or studio I know I wouldn’t have had the close attention and opportunities that I’ve had with you" - Drake violist ​


"Since I was in the 8th grade, you have encouraged me to push myself through the quartet projects, guest artists and master classes, and individual instruction with you.  Your musicianship and devotion to great artistry and teaching have inspired me and influenced my life in every way.  I am tremendously grateful to you, and can’t thank you enough for all your support.  I truly feel a great part of my success has been due to your support and influence." - local private student as she commences her college career.


"I just wanted to tell you how great the experience in France was for C---. She and her parents were so enthusiastic about you, the lessons, the whole program, just everything!" - from a teacher of a 17 year old Zodiac Festival student.


"Thank you so much for the lesson! I had a wonderful time at Drake and I will definitely audition there. I sincerely appreciate the detail and philosophy in your teaching." - prospective Drake student


"France was awesome! I had such a fantastic time studying with Sarah Plum and the other wonderful faculty members there" - graduate student at Zodiac Festival


"I have such fond memories of France and of working on the Beethoven sonata with you - you are an incredible teacher!"- Zodiac Festival undergraduate


"I just read your blog post. You always come up with such great ideas and it's clear that you really inspire your students. I really liked what you said about Mozart. I've been thinking about what you said and how I can interpret elements of Prokofiev's G minor concerto like Mozart. It has already helped a lot."  - grad student I taught in a master class