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Teaching Background

Deb has years of experience teaching Violin, Fiddle, and Hardingfele, to students of all ages and abilities, in styles that come from many various musical traditions, from all across the globe, including classical. She has a keen sense of knowing how to approach many different learning styles.

She gained some of her understanding of teaching from her experiences while attending the School of Education at Pacific Lutheran University, in Tacoma, Washington. She has experience working with families who choose alternative schooling methods. She also teaches English as a Second Language.

Teaching Philosophy

Her unique teaching approach and one of a kind instructional methods match the specific learning style and goals of each student, even if they've never played before. She helps students break through barriers and ‘diagnose’ issues that prevent them from moving forward with their experience. Most important to her, is that she helps students find their musical joy!

Her network of musicians and friends in the music world is vast, and her involvement in various music-related activities has helped to broaden her experience, thereby enabling her to provide a wealth of useful information to enhance the learning environment.

Deb has a real talent for creating activities that are engaging, challenging, and enjoyable.

Clara Hemmings

Professional Experience and Connections


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