Classical, Ragtime, Composition, Music Theory, Jazz, Sight-Reading, Playing by Ear
Music Composition, Studio Recording, Performance, Music Theory
Associates Degree in Science, Studied Piano for 14+ Years, Studied Music Theory and Composition for 12 Years, Studied Music Pedagogy
Fund-Raisers, Recitals, Talent Shows, Performing in Old Town
Over 4 years Teaching Experience, Special Needs and All Ages
My music journey has led me to play a variety of styles including, but not limited to, classical, jazz, improvisation and composition.
I took an interest in teaching piano after realizing that other people might enjoy playing the piano as much as I do. For that reason, my teaching style includes a combination of reading sheet music, music theory, technique, music interpretation, rhythm, and taking the time to enjoy the process. I've learned that the pleasure in playing the piano comes from looking back at the hard work, and seeing the progress that has been made. The more work you put in, the more fun it gets!
I've spent a great deal of time studying the piano, such as performing in a variety of settings: recitals, fund raisers, elderly care centers, and many more locations. My interest in music theory has led me to a deeper understanding of music beyond melodies and harmonies, and also composing my own music. After that, I studied William Kinkaid's time-proven method for teaching music, which emphasizes building a strong foundation for playing music (reading notes, rhythms, dynamics, etc.), and practicing in such a manner as to cement good habits. I enjoy teaching a variety of students including all ages and special needs.
If you have any questions, feel free to contact the Music & Arts staff to setup an appointment.