Lessons with Candice

Candice teaches violin and viola at her private studio in Tucson. She has also served as a visiting professor of viola at the University of Arizona. As a teacher, Candice aims to support her students in the development of their own musical voice by guiding them in their artistic and physical understanding of their instrument. Her students range from young beginners to career-driven high school and collegiate students. She encourages students of every age to nourish their relationship with their instrument through inquisitive yet deliberate practicing, frequent performances, and a healthy appetite for experiencing music of all kinds.

Candice earned a Bachelor of Music from the Eastman School of Music and a Master of Music from the Peabody Conservatory of the Johns Hopkins University, where she was awarded a merit-based full scholarship. An enthusiastic teacher of the Suzuki Method for young students, Candice and her students frequently participate in events with the Arizona Suzuki Association. She received Suzuki training from Mary Cay Neal at Buffalo Suzuki Strings and Ann Montzka-Smelser at the Chicago Suzuki Institute, where she studied both violin and viola Suzuki pedagogy.

Info for Prospective Students

  • Private violin or viola lessons are offered for young students, pre-college, and collegiate students.

  • Candice’s private studio is located in central Tucson, near the U of A.

  • To ask about openings in Candice’s private studio, please use this contact form.