E D U C A T I O N
Diana is not only a passionate performer but also a committed educator. She has taught workshops in hundreds of schools throughout the US, presents yearly at nationwide music education conferences, and consults privately. Having both a classical degree and many years of study in various other genres, she specializes in helping classical string players expand their musical horizons and learn to improvise.
She is available for live workshop visits, virtual visits, and offers several online courses and presentations. All details below.
L I V E W O R K S H O P S
(In-person or Virtual)
Diana visits programs both in-person and virtually to offer a fun, empowering experience introducing students new musical genres and ideas. Clinics are customized for students’ ability level and interests, and most often include learning a tune by ear, improvisation activities, and interactive Q&A. Students will leave clinics with an appreciation for their own musical talents and tastes, and equipped with new skills to discover their own musical path.
This package could culminate with a combined concert performance or “virtual orchestra performance” video.
Clinic topics include:
- Comparing Genres and Styles
- Learn a Fiddle Tune
- Intro to Improvisation
- Amplification and Live Sound
- Finding Your Musical Path
- The Business of Music
O N L I N E C O U R S E S
A Video Curriculum For String Players
(Pre-recorded + live)
This package includes a series of pre-recorded videos that offer students the opportunity to learn a tune by ear, try improvisation, and explore new musical concepts from their own homes or classrooms. The video curriculum includes 3 “tracks” to accommodate varying ability levels from beginner to advanced, and each track teaches modified parts of the same tune so that all parts can be performed together in a combined group format. Each track includes 9 professionally-recorded videos that can be viewed across any timeframe. This package includes a suggested schedule/timeline, a one-on-one preparatory consultation, and one live check-in with Diana.
*Optional additions include more periodic live check-ins, and a culminating “virtual orchestra performance” video. (See below for more details.)
"LIVE SOUND 101"
A string player's introduction to amplification and electronics.
This course introduces the basics of amplifying strings, discusses all necessary gear, and addresses all the steps necessary to sound good and create positive performance experiences. Topics include choosing the right amplification device (pick-ups, microphones, electric instruments, etc), additional equipment (cables, pre-amps, amplifiers), common terminology, and troubleshooting.