Background, professional training and performance history
Amy holds a Master of Music degree in Music Education from the University of Oregon. She is an elementary music and orchestra teacher in Springfield Public Schools, and is the Elementary Chairperson for the Lane County chapter of the Oregon Music Educators Association. She performs and records with a variety of ensembles, and is a member of the local band Mood Area 52.
Artist statement and teaching philosophy
"Playing a beautiful instrument is one of the most enjoyable things in my life, whether it is performing with others or improvising alone by the river. I am thrilled to open up that opportunity to others. In our lessons, I focus on the fundamentals of good technique and musical understanding, and I supplement the fundamentals with beautiful music, including lots of duets, so that students are accustomed to playing with others. Students are exposed to a variety of styles of music in order to have a diverse experience. My goal is for my students to have a strong foundation for whatever direction they choose to go, so they can have a lifelong love of performing."
Instruments & classes taught
Amy teaches cello to all ages and abilities.