Q&A with Lindsay
Which musician would you like to play with?
Brian Wilson, Emmylou Harris, Joni Mitchell
Which musician has influenced you the most?
So many! Bach, Debussy, Beach Boys, Townes Van Zandt
What can you teach me better on your instrument than any other teacher?
Technique and form, musical expression (making music sound like music and not just notes!), how to find music you love
How did you learn to play your instrument?
I took lessons for a long time and practiced quite a bit :) I also played and sang in ensembles and choirs and wrote music on my own.
What equipment do you play on today?
A small upright piano, acoustic guitar, and violin (once in a blue moon!)
Which personal trait helped you the most while practicing?
Feeling that inner fire to express myself and get better! I also had a lot of encouragement from my family and teachers.
How do you handle children?
With kindness, humor, and an attitude that they are doing their best and can succeed at what they're doing. I look for strengths and what they are doing well and little tips for how they can improve. I try to give lots of praise and some challenges.
What has been your greatest experience as a musician so far?
Touring in Europe and recently recording with some musicians I really admire.
What was the biggest stage you played on?
Some venues in Portland ~ 250 and a festival in Europe (big, I'm not sure how many!)
Which record would you take with you to the desert island?
Simon & Garfunkel "Bookends" - maybe!
Besides music, what else is important in your life?
My family and community, hiking and nature, meditation and self reflection, creativity in general and lots of other creative pursuits - learning how to be the best version of myself in my own life and the outside world :)
folk, classical, popular, other
Level(s) Comfortable Teaching
beginner, intermediate, advanced
What languages can you teach in?
What's your age?
Other Music-related work / goals
I am an aspiring writer and composer, but am always working on my own albums and songs. I'm currently studying to become a creativity coach.
I've been featured in a lot of local and national press re - my songs, received artists grants and participated in many artist residencies in the US and Europe.
hiking around the pacific northwest, traveling, cooking, spending time with friends