I have been teaching, performing, and recording violin for many years. I currently teach violin and coach the youth orchestra string section at Los Angeles Music and Art School (LAMusArt). In addition, I teach violin as part of their Music Outreach Partnership Program (MOPP.)
When I am not teaching I am performing, rehearsing or composing for one of several ensembles in which I am a member or lead; The Saffron Parade Arabesque Band, Los Angeles Arabic Orchestra, Bedouin X, and my newest project, Qamar. My musical background and experience is very diverse. I have performed many styles of music including classical, rock, Arabic, and other world music. I have toured and recorded with national acts as well as numerous local bands and ensembles.
I hold Master’s degree in Music from California State University, Los Angeles and studied violin at the Colburn School of Performing Arts. Notable awards include the Elizabeth R. Mayer Memorial Scholarship (2001) for chamber music instrument as well as commendation from the City of Los Angeles and Bernard Parks for my work with The Rainbow Music Academy in 2004.