5 – Adult
Currently pursuing an MA at the University of Minnesota
Bachelor of Arts, Cello Performance, Concordia College
30 minutes, 45 minutes
Words to describe my teaching style
Samantha mixes the Suzuki method with her own personal style to get a hybrid of teaching - having Suzuki elements of that core discipline and practice methods, as well as extensive ear training, but also incorporating other method books such as Essential Elements to shake up the typical curriculum. She also goes the student's pace while challenging them - no lesson plan is the exact same for each student.
Lessons with Samantha include games and exercises to teach a key skill, learning new practice techniques, and encouragement to really master core techniques in whatever solo piece the student is learning.
In her spare time, Samantha enjoys hiking, reading, and biking.