Yedid Maya, BM, Music Education-Violin, 2020, has been keeping busy with her new studio at the 402 Arts Collective and her traveling studio. She reflects, “It’s been interesting, but fun, learning how to teach students as young as 4 years old over Zoom! With my background in graphic design and a knack for tech, I created cool resources to teach with – I’ve really enjoyed being able to integrate my love of music, teaching, and digital art this way.”
She also teach group classes with Omaha Conservatory of Music’s String Sprouts program. She writes, “A big thank you to UNO Music Education for giving me the tools and resources to teach a room full of tiny violinists…Giving lessons in front of my peers, student teaching, and observing has given me so much more confidence when I’m in front of a classroom. I often hear Dr. Cooper’s voice reminding me of things I should do or advising me how I should go about teaching something.”
Ms. Maya is grateful to her violin teacher, Dr. Perkinson, who encouraged her to work with Spring Sprouts in 2016. She notes, “I model a lot of what I do in private lessons after [Dr. Perkinson]…” In addition to receiving training in the Mark O’Connor violin method, she is looking forward to Suzuki training at OCM.
Recently she applied for a teaching position in Japan! We will keep our ears open for more news to share about this dynamic and successful School of Music Maverick Alumna.