Lisa and Jonathan are a husband and wife team who are committed to musical excellence in the education of children of any age. Well versed in the Suzuki method, their teaching techniques are based on positive reinforcement, a nurturing environment, and the belief that any child can succeed.
recently moved back to Bellingham after serving for three years as faculty for the Hartt School Community Division in Hartford, Connecticut, where she taught traditional and Suzuki violin and viola lessons. Lisa brings with her extensive experience as a teacher of young children. She has studied violin pedagogy with Mimi Zweig, Linda Fiore, and Teri Einfeldt and holds a masters degree in viola performance from Indiana University. Originally from Bellingham, Lisa has performed solo, chamber, and orchestral music around the country and throughout Russia and Armenia. She is a registered Suzuki teacher and takes a particular interest in providing lessons to public school students, where she herself began her musical studies.
is a conservatory trained double bassist and holds a bachelors degree from the Hartt School of Music. He has been teaching privately for ten years and has extensive experience teaching groups and individuals. Jonathan combines his broad training to offer a unique, multi-angled teaching approach. Jonathan has studied pedagogy extensively with Domenic Fiore.