My degrees are in music education and viola performance from the University of California Santa Barbara. Currently I teach orchestra in Grace Jordan and Jefferson Elementary as well as West Jr. High. I have been playing in the Boise Philharmonic for 20 years and never tire of working out the details in orchestral music with friends and colleagues!

What other instruments do you play? I also play violin, piano and a very small bit of cello.

What is your favorite composer/genre? Wow! There are so many favorites but if I must narrow it down I'd pick the previous century - Tchaikovsky, Brahms, Prokofiev, Mahler, Grieg, Copeland, Shostakovich, Holst, Elgar aaaaah! how do I end this?

Tell us a little about yourself (hobbies, interests, etc.): I'm an avid exerciser - biking, hiking, running - love quilting, cooking and gardening and I am particularly fond of my dogs, Charlie and Daisey. I'm married to a wonderful supportive husband and have 2 sons who also play violin and love dogs.

Contact info for students seeking lessons: email marcusvh@cableone.net