8 years of teaching experience in California and Washington
Piano, Harmonica, Cello, Acoustic Guitar, The human voice
Participation in a community choir: the Mill Creek Chorale, I enjoy composing
Piano, Music Theory
M.A. in Counseling Psychology from The Seattle School of Theology and Psychology
Experience as a professional pianist and accompanist for events, Experience demonstrating pianos at the mall for Barker's Music Store, Experience competing in piano events in high school and college
No matter what your age or abilities, there are some fun experiences ahead for you in my studio! I offer my students a number of opportunities throughout the year, to perform and learn with other students. I have two main recitals per year, in addition to offering occasional group lessons. Because I am a member of the Edmonds Music Teacher's Association, my students have extra opportunities to participate in festivals, recitals, and the Music Artistry Program (formerly called Adjudications).
I have eight years of experience as a piano teacher, two years completed as a piano performance major in college, and a master's degree in counseling psychology. I have a patient, outgoing, and calm personality that works well with the challenges of learning a new instrument. I pay close attention to musical detail and technique, to help you be the best musician you can be. I also use a variety of activities and hands-on learning approaches, especially for young children, to keep lessons interesting and fun!
Having worked with children and adults with disabilities for eighteen years in various roles as a special education paraprofessional, childcare site director, counselor and case manager, I bring this unique expertise and passion to the music world. If you have a physical or developmental disability and would like to learn the piano, I would be more than happy to adapt our lessons to fit your unique situation. My firm belief is that music is for everyone!
When I am not teaching or playing the piano, I enjoy gardening, knitting, walking outside, and spending time with my mini lop rabbit named Mila.