Extension Division


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  • Associated Programs

    Founding Teacher, The Royal Conservatory Music Development Program

    American String Teachers Association

    Suzuki Association of the Americas

  • Education

    Doctor of Musical Arts in Violin Performance Candidate, Rutgers University Mason Gross School of the Arts, anticipated 2019 (studied with Carmit Zori)

    Master of Music in Violin Performance, Manhattan School of Music, 2012,(studied with Laurie Smukler)

    Bachelor of Music in Violin Performance, Manhattan School of Music, 2010 (studied with Isaac Malkin)

    Suzuki Teacher Certification, School for Strings, 2014, (studied with Allen Lieb and Katherine Gerson)


    Starling-DeLay Symposium in Violin Pedagogy, The Juilliard School, 2015 

  • Subjects Taught

    Violin and Suzuki Violin 

    Preferred Age student I prefer to work with: 

    Kindergarten  to second grade, third to fifth grades, sixth to eighth grades, high school, college, adults

    I prefer working with students of the following skill level:

    Beginner (1-2 years of consistent study), Intermediate (3-4 years of consistent study), Advanced (5+ years of consistent study), Professional

  • Awards

    Raphael Bronstein Award for Excellence in Performance and Pedagogy at Manhattan School of Music, 2012 

    Fellow, National Repertory Orchestra (Breckenridge, Colorado), 2010

    Suzuki Association of the Americas Scholarship for Long-Term Teacher Training, 2012-13 

    Orchestra Residency, Manhattan School of Music Sinfonia & Academie de Nice (Nice, France), 2011

    Prizewinner, Tuesday Musical Assocation Scholarship Competition, 2007

  • Expertise

    Violin Faculty, Mason Gross Extension Division

    Director, Violin Faculty, The Geneva Conservatory of Music, (New York City), since 2011

    Instructional Coach, The Harmony Program, (New York City)

    Chamber Music Faculty, Angelos Mission Ensemble, (Englewood, NJ)

    Private Violin Instructor, since 2005

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Jazz at the Extension Division

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Private lesson instruction 

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Monthly jam sessions

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Extension Division launches concert series with Zimmerli Art Museum

In October 2014, the Mason Gross School’s Extension Division, which offers arts programming to the community, launched a free Sunday afternoon concert series at the university’s Jane Voorhees Zimmerli Art Museum in New Brunswick.

Rutgers Digital Filmmaking Academy


We have moved! For more information about the Rutgers Digital Filmmaking Academy or the Rutgers Summer Digital Filmmaking Camp, please visit the new Digital Filmmaking website!

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Grow as an artist this summer at Rutgers University’s Mason Gross School of the Arts

The Mason Gross School of the Arts at Rutgers University in New Brunswick is set to host hands-on summer intensives in music, dance, graphic design, painting and drawing, and theater. Programs are open to artists of varying skill levels. Residential and commuter options are available.