Carissa is an amazing student who has come such a long way in the short time that I have been her teacher. She has shown an intense interest in the violin since the beginning and even when it is difficult she has persevered and worked even harder. She comes to lessons week after week with a practice record completely full. She has a focus that completely envelops her and when she sets out to accomplish something it doesn’t take her long to achieve it. I’m very proud to be Carissa’s teacher. Her and her mom work very hard to practice daily and accomplish her goals. This girl has got a bright future ahead of her.