Danielle has taught violin lessons to students of all ages, from 8 years old to nearly 80, for the past ten years! She loves the creativity of planning violin lessons that align with each student’s needs and interests. Her passion for teaching violin stems from my experiences with her own violin teacher, from whom she took lessons for 15 years, with the Suzuki method and picking up several fiddle styles such as Irish, Old Time, and Bluegrass, as well, which led to improvising with a few local bands in South Dakota. During her years at Grinnell College and studying abroad, she was able to play with different orchestras at the college and internationally. Danielle is also a certified K-12 teacher. Today, she enjoys playing with the Saint Paul Civic Symphony and improvising with friends in many different styles.  Through lessons she hopes to bring each student a sense of joy in learning and purpose later on whether the student brings their skills to make music with friends, in an orchestra, as a soloist, or beyond.