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
8 years of teaching experience in California and Washington
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.