All, Beginner, Intermediate, Advanced
Piano, Music Theory, Jazz Improvisation, Early Music Instruments
I have over 30 years experience as a professional entertaining musician, orchestra leader, musical arranger. musical accompanist as well as creating and producing sound tracks for acts at various Las Vegas Hotels. Have successfully performed as an ENTERTAINING MUSICIAN -DISC JOCKEY - MASTER OF CEREMONIES for PRIVATE PARTIES including WEDDING CEREMONIES - RECEPTIONS - BAR MITZVAHS - in New York and Las Vegas.
Piano, Accordion, Keyboard, and Recorder
New York University-BS Degree – 1966 – Music Education Major Brooklyn College 31 graduate credits – towards a Master Degree 1971 18 in- service credits: Clark County School District -Nevada 1991-1994 · 6 additional credits in Special Education and Behavioral Management. · 6 Credits in computer and music seminar workshops · Certified Music Teacher in Nevada and New York : Elementary and Secondary Levels
A variety of musical genres offered: Rock – Country - Jazz - Latin - Classical I am also well versed in music computer technology which is utilized to enhance a unique and innovative music program. This develops the skill of practicing and performing with coordinated sound tracks. TRADITIONAL and SUZUKI methods taught.
· Currently teaching PRIVATE PIANO at the Henderson Multigenerational Center and the Henderson Valley View Center since 2012 · Hired as an independent contractor to teach Piano at the MUSIC AND ARTS CENTER IN HENDERSON, NEVADA. 2005-2006 · Hired as an independent contractor to teach Piano at the BERNS SUZUKI STUDIO IN Las Vegas, Nevada 1993-1995 · Band director on the Elementary School Level NYC; NYS · Orchestral director on the Middle School Level NYC; Westchester, NY · PIANO INSTRUCTOR: Clark County School District HIGH SCHOOL Equivalent Credit Music Program : SINCE 1992 · Member of MTA - Music Teachers Association: SINCE 1992 with performances · Private Piano lessons for students at my Music Studio and in students’ homes In New York since 1975 and in Nevada since 1992 I have taught all phases of instrumental and vocal music on the Elementary, Middle school and High school levels since 1966
At my 8th birthday party, I received the gift that influenced the rest of my life. It was a Concertina Accordion. I tried to make it play musical sounds. I was intrigued with the sounds it made. This led to my parents allowing me the opportunity to study with a private accordion teacher. This was the first step towards a life of music performance and sharing the love music through teaching.
The next few years were spent perfecting my skills – winning competitions and scholarships. I broadened these skills by learning to play 9 different instruments including Piano – Electronic Keyboards – Woodwinds and Brass. I was accepted in the highly acclaimed New York University undergraduate music education program where I became 1st chair oboist in the orchestra.
As I was developing my abilities as a music educator, I also followed my dream of becoming a professional musician. I worked as an orchestra leader in New York City and resort areas of the tri-state region of the East coast for many years. I also continued perfecting my professional music career which included being a professional entertaining musician, musical arranger, and musical accompanist entertaining at hundreds of functions.
After my university graduation, I became a licensed NYC Music Teacher on the Elementary and Secondary levels while raising a family. In 1990 our family moved to Nevada where I continued my love of teaching and performing music.
I look forward to the new challenge of teaching piano to the students at the Music and Arts and sharing the excitement and love for music with you.