Students of all ages and levels are welcome! My goal as a teacher is to equip each student with the skill to enjoy performing piano or composing music, while giving them the encouragement they need.
I believe group classes and performance opportunities are excellent ways to motivate students to practice, utilizing healthy competition and peer encouragement. My studio offers games, prizes, and these fun and educational opportunities:
If students have had difficulty learning to sight read, I can help them improve and gain confidence in this area. Having graduated from the UM School of Music with a Bachelor's of Music in Piano Performance and a Bachelor's of Music in Composition & Music Technology, I enjoy preparing students for auditions to enter college music schools and to apply for piano scholarships. For those who are not able to attend college but desire some education in music theory and ear training, I also enjoy teaching these skills.
- Receiving a weekly lesson
- Playing for fellow students and participating in a group class twice a semester
- Participating in Guild auditions and festivals
- Playing at a nursing home
- Performing and celebrating the year with family and friends at a May recital/party
Another rewarding skill I love to teach is how to improvise from lead sheets, often used in praise music. I have experience performing for church services, weddings, and parties, playing sacred, classical, and popular music.
If your interest is in music composition, we can work toward achieving your goals in this area and have your compositions performed at our classes and recitals. Some of your fellow students may want to be your performers.
I teach 30 minute lessons for beginners under 12, 45 minute lessons for older beginners through intermediate levels, and an hour lesson for the advanced level.
Lessons are taught in my home on a 7'3" Kawai grand piano. Please call me for an interview and a trial lesson.
Please contact me for details regarding my fees and scheduling.