Violin | Lehi / Highland, South Jordan

DaNece has been teaching violin since 2008, with a focus on the Suzuki method. She grew up in a family of musicians and pursued a Bachelor of Music in violin performance from Brigham Young University where she studied with Monte Belknap, Alex Woods, and LeeAnn Morgan. She obtained her Master of Music in Violin performance from Boise State University where she played as a member of the Boise Philharmonic. During her graduate studies she was a member of the Boise State University Graduate String Quartet which competed in the national MTNA chamber music competition in Orlando, FL as well as winning first prize in the Boise Chamber Music Series Young Artist Quartet Competition. Her chamber music experience extends to Italy and Slovenia where she performed as part of the International Music Festival of the Adriatic in 2015. DaNece held a position on faculty for the North Carolina Chamber Music Institute for two years where she coached student ensembles on works by Haydn, Tchaikovsky, Borodin, and more. During her three years in North Carolina she also played in the Fayetteville Symphony Orchestra and other professional groups throughout the area.

DaNece is currently accepting students ages 3-adult and has received teacher training in the Suzuki method for books 1-4. She prioritizes a comfortable and relaxed violin position with strong technique from the very beginning, with a focus on learning pieces by ear. Supplemental materials are also used to introduce note reading and music theory. As students progress, their musicality and tone is developed as they continue to learn pieces by listening, while also developing a strong background in sight-reading, both of which are essential for well rounded musicians. DaNece focuses her advanced students on concertos, etudes, and scales to help prepare them for auditions, and competitions. She is committed to helping students reach their individual goals and to help them discover exciting paths for their music.

“Music in itself is healing. It’s an explosive expression of humanity. It’s something we are all touched by. No matter what culture we’re from, everyone loves music.”
- Billy Joel
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