"Mark was a beacon of positivity, and he encouraged me to express myself through my own interpretations....
Louanne Lotz was my section coach for several years with the Cascade Youth Symphony. Louanne taught with diligence and persistence by always expecting the best from me.."
- Kevin Tu, former student
Bachelor of Arts degree in Music and Psychology, UW
"Louanne encourages me with a lot of patience, but still challenges me...
Whatever I am struggling with, she shows me how I can improve. I am more confident with her as my instructor and I love violin more with her."
-Elias Brown, current student
7th grader at Robert Eagle Staff Middle School
"I learned lots of amazing practice techniques that I still use today, even for non-musical things...
Both Mark and Louanne are down-to-earth, friendly, and relaxed, in teaching and in general. If you’re a big fan of bad puns, I would recommend taking lessons with Mark. I believe any violin student, from beginner to expert, would learn a lot and have lots of fun taking lessons with Mark or Louanne."
-Connor Farrand, former student
Shorewood HS, '18; currently WWU