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She continued to pursue her passion for music at The University of Texas at Austin earning a Bachelor of Music. Upon meeting luminary pedagog Sally O’Reilly at the University of Minnesota, where she earned her Master of Music, her interest in teaching began. Her passion to become a fine teacher was cultivated by pursuit of every course in violin and viola pedagogy available. Influential Suzuki teacher trainers include Mark Bjork, Edward Kreitman, Edmund Sprunger, Cathy Lee, Elizabeth Stuen-Walker, Kerstin Wartberg, Daina Volodka-Staggs and Charles Krigbaum. Linda also gained depth of knowledge for teaching children through the study of early childhood development and Paul Rolland methodology. Attending Suzuki Institutes every summer, and taking numerous SAA training courses every year provides her with continued growth and inspiration, and provides a catalyst for the creation of dozens of resources for students and teachers. She studied performance psychology and brain science with Don Greene, Noa Kageyama and Molly Gebrian and is considered a specialist in helping musicians of all ages optimize their potential as performers. She also has an extensive background in movement and posture having trained in Ashtanga yoga for over a decade with senior level teachers such as Tim Miller and Pilates with Summer Jones, bringing a keen awareness of mechanical advantage to her students.


At the University of Minnesota, Linda also discovered her affinity for viola and spent several years in the Doctoral program studying with renowned teachers and performers Korey Konkol and Thomas Turner. In the Twin Cities, Linda was on faculty at the “Bravo!” Summer String Institute at University of Minnesota, and the St. Joseph School of Music.


Linda has taken the stage as a member of National Repertory Orchestra, Cascade Festival Orchestra, Opera Pacific, and Orchestra Nova San Diego. Other highlights include performing with Pacific Symphony, American Ballet Theater, San Francisco Ballet, and Joffrey Ballet. Currently she performs frequently with the San Diego Symphony, where she has shared the stage with distinguished artists such as Joshua Bell, Hilary Hahn, Nadja Salerno-Sonnenberg, Gil Shaham, Itzhak Perlman and Yo-Yo Ma. She performs regularly with Classics 4 Kids Philharmonic, California Chamber Orchestra and the Hutchins Consort. A leader in local professional organizations such as MTAC, SMAC, SCVS and Local 325 AFM, Linda has fostered greater unity in both the teaching and performing community by organizing local events that inspire and educate students and parents and working on improving conditions of employment for musicians. She enjoys teaching private violin and viola lessons at her home studio in San Diego where she lives with her husband, son and daughter.


Linda began her adventures in violin as an eager fourth grade volunteer. Her hand shot in the air when the teacher asked for a demonstrator to hold a violin for the first time. It was love at first sight and she came home and begged for a violin.


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