Agnes Simkens teaches students at all levels and ages. She is Suzuki trained and has more than 20 years of teaching experience from beginners to graduate students. Lessons are offered at her studio or at your home.
She holds a Doctor of Musical Arts degree from the University of Houston and a Master of Music degree from Yale University. Her teachers include Erick Friedman and Emanuel Borok. Besides her teaching career, Agnes Simkens is an active performer. She is experienced in playing with many different groups that specialize in early music, as well as symphony orchestras and chamber groups.
Agnes believes that music education has a strong influence on the general development of the student.
- Besides learning discipline and an appreciation for the arts, learning music has an important impact on the development of the brain, as well as coordination skills.
- Communication and responsibility are developed by playing in chamber groups and orchestras. Students are encouraged to participate in both, whenever possible.
- Music is taught most effectively one-on-one. This special relationship has a significant impact on the student.
Please contact me if you would like more information, or if you would like to schedule a free trial lesson.