Alicia started the violin at age three, learning the Suzuki Method, and started piano at age seven. During her formative years, Alicia became concertmaster of All-County (Erie, NY), Area All-State (Western, NY), Conference All-State (NY), and All-Eastern orchestras; as well as, the Transylvania Youth Orchestra at Brevard Music Center, NC.
Alicia attended Binghamton University (SUNY) on a music scholarship and graduated with a Dance Minor and duel bachelor degrees: Bachelor of Arts in Music with a violin concentration and Bachelor of Science in Human Development. After college, Alicia went back to Brevard Music Center as a junior faculty member to teach while playing in their professional orchestras. While living in Fort Collins, CO, Alicia studied the Dalcroze Method with Dr. Jeremy Dittus at The Dalcroze School of Music and Movement and Musikinesis with Monica Dale at the University of Maryland at Baltimore. Alicia is a faculty member with advanced certifications, in both Music and Dance, with Musikinesis.
Alicia’s classical music and dance training, alongside her pop and fiddle experiences, have cultivated a music teacher who is equipped to handle all ages, levels, and styles. Alicia’s lessons include ear training, rhythms, body awareness, pitch, scales, double stops (violin), vibrato (violin), positions (violin), chord progressions (piano), theory and repertoire. Repertoire can be anything from a song her student wants to learn on the radio, to orchestral excerpts needing to be worked on for a professional audition, and anything in between!
Alicia would like to let her students know that learning an instrument can be challenging, but she is here to help break down those hurdles into achievable goals. Alicia wants to share her excitement and love for music with all her students; a priceless gift that she hopes will continue to blossom for years to come! And Alicia is excited to put down roots with her husband and two cats here in Chapel Hill, NC!