There are no scheduled general classes at this time. Please contact us regarding options and availability for private class and special event offerings.
About Our Teachers
Mrs. Lindsey Hamilton, co-creator of Natural Foundations in Music, has a BA in Elementary Education from the University of Wyoming with an emphasis in Creative Arts. She is a credentialed teacher and has also completed extensive training in early childhood music through the Come Children, Sing! Institute, Music Together, and First Steps in Music.
In addition to teaching early childhood music for several years, her professional experiences include teaching 1st, 5th, 6th grades, K-6 music, assistant principal, serving as Director of Early Childhood Music for the Fort Worth Youth Orchestra, and teaching for the Fort Worth Suzuki School. Lindsey is certified with and an active member of the Early Childhood Music and Movement Association (ECMMA).
She homeschools her two sons, who are both Suzuki strings students, while learning to play the cello and pursuing her love of vocal music. Ms. Lindsey can be seen singing with our local Fort Worth Symphony Orchestra.
Mrs. Christine Faught studied violin performance at Western Washington University and at the Aaron Copland School of Music, Queens College, NY. Her professional experiences include performing at Carnegie Hall with the Polish American Orchestra, many years playing with the Denver Philharmonic Orchestra, teaching private and group violin lessons since 1993, and teaching Early Childhood Music classes for the Fort Worth Youth Orchestra Suzuki School. After homeschooling her three children for eleven years, she now enjoys watching them grow and thrive at an audition-only fine arts charter school. She is passionate about creativity and learning, and in her spare time creates visual art, unusual recipes, and musical arrangements. An experienced and registered Suzuki instructor, she is currently completing her certification in Suzuki Book 4 for violin.
Ms. Elyza Whaley began her musical career with private violin lessons at age six. Through her teen years, she studied Suzuki violin, participated in group violin classes, performed with the Fort Worth Youth Orchestras, helped with Early Childhood classes, and delved into the world of Texas-style fiddling. Her passion for music developed into a passion for sharing music with others through teaching. Elyza has trained with several violin teachers, attended teacher-trainings, and is a certified Stage 1 Suzuki Early Childhood Music Teacher. She plans to continue to take additional early childhood music and violin teacher training. Currently, Elyza attends school at El Centro College in Dallas.
When Elyza is not teaching or training, she plays on her church worship team, competes in fiddle contests, plays in a jazz band, and enjoys a number of hobbies including swing dancing, sewing, crafting, and singing.
Recommendations for Instrument Training
Suzuki Violin Private Lessons (Mrs. Christine Faught)
- Website: www.thestringbeans.blogspot.com
Fort Worth Suzuki School (Mr. Matt Bethe)
- Website: www.fortworthsuzuki.com