Violin, flute, band and other band instruments
Donald has been an active musician and music teacher in the Friendswood and Clear Lake areas since 2002. He taught for 8 years as a private clarinet teacher in the Friendswood and Clear Creek school districts, and in 2008 began teaching Suzuki violin lessons as well. "I was hooked on the Suzuki method from day one," he says. Currently he is certified in Suzuki books 1, 2, & 4 for violin / viola and plans to be certified in book 3 in the near future. Donald holds a B.S. in Sociology/Anthropology from the University of Houston Clear Lake. In addition to social science, he also studied clarinet and violin/viola extensively in college. He also holds a Texas Educator's Certificate in Music and Early Childhood through Sixth Grade Generalist.
Don says, " I am very passionate about teaching music to children because I know the benefits it will hold for them both in the present and future. In addition to being fun and challenging, studying music helps children learn important values such as patience, discipline, perseverance, and appreciation of beauty just to name a few."