Lessons In Music

Violin - Viola - Mandolin


Classical - Improvised



17 Years of Music Instruction

Degrees and Credentials


B.M. Berklee College Of Music

B.M. California State University Northridge

M.M. California State University Northridge

California Single Subject Teaching Credentail in Music

I give lessons in a beautiful residence in the city of La Canada. 

Music Makes You Smarter


New research suggests that regularly playing an instrument changes the shape and power of the brain and may be used in therapy to improve cognitive skills.

It can even increase IQ by seven points in both children and adults, according to researchers.

Experts said there is growing evidence that musicians have structurally and functionally different brains compared with non-musicians - in particular, the areas of the brain used in processing and playing music.

These parts of the brain that control motor skills, hearing, storing audio information and memory become larger and more active when a person learns how to play an instrument and can apparently improve day to day actions such as being alert, planning and emotional perception.



Playing a musical instrument: 

relieves stress 

Improves Social Skills

improves reading and comprehension skills

improves math skills

 helps build confidence

 teaches patience

 fosters creativity

develops discipline

teaches perseverance and creates a sense of achievement

promotes happiness in your life and those around you