I provide quality music lessons by incorporating a variety of teaching methods, activities and technology. My teaching philosophy is focused on creating dedicated music students with a life-long love of music.
Lessons are conducted at my Studio, or on-line, or for an additional travel fee per lesson, I can bring the lesson to the comfort of your home. Please contact me if you would like to know if your neighborhood fits this description.
All students receive a comprehensive musical training that is adapted to each individual’s ability, personality, and interests. Students will learn note reading, ear training, music theory, technique, and performance skills while being in a positive and supportive environment. Ultimately, I hope to foster excellence and a love for music for all my students.
While I teach with a classical focus, I also introduce music from other genres to engage my students’ interests. It is important that students receive a formal, well-rounded musical education while they explore and have fun.
My lessons offer an emphasis on both music literacy and artistry, from the very beginning. My students, both children and adults, become confident music readers. They also develop creative, emotional ideas about their music, whether they are working on a beginning piano piece or a complex operatic aria.
Music Books and Materials
All books, scores, and materials that are assigned are purchased by the student. It is required that all students have at least one theory book applicable to their level and repertoire that is both stimulating and informative.
Students can, if required, be fully prepared and entered for the Associated Board of the Royal Schools of Music (ABRSM) exams.
For pre-schoolers, ‘The Wunder Keys Piano Series’ are fun method books which teach piano skills, keyboard awareness and rhythmic understanding. For young beginning students, ‘The Faber & Faber Piano Adventures’ method books are both fun and thorough as they advance at a steady pace.
Beginning adult students may benefit from ‘The Faber & Faber Adult Piano Adventures All-in-One Piano Course’ or ‘The Faber & Faber Accelerated Piano Adventures’ series, supplemented by basic technical exercises and short, appealing pieces selected by both the student and teacher.
The Piano Pronto Method Book Series is an exciting and rewarding all-in-one approach to learning the piano which is both creative and concise.
Intermediate and advanced students are assigned repertoire based on ability.
‘Singing Lessons for Little Singers’ by Blankenbehler, is tailor-made for children age 4 to 7 years and offers exciting songs and exercises based on proven pedagogical principles and healthy vocal technique.
For ages 7 and up ‘The Full Voice Workbook Series’ is a complete vocal music curriculum that assists in the development of healthy vocal technique, strong vocal ability and musicianship.
Intermediate and Advanced students are assigned repertoire based on ability.