Areas of Instruction
Nine years, Teaching lessons since 2007
B.A. Music, York College, York College of Pennsylvania
Community and school musicals
Listening to music has a huge impact on our lives, but playing music can make even more of a difference. I am excited to be able to help students develop skills to not only play the piano, but grow as musicians. The piano is one of the most versatile instruments, able to easily span genres from baroque and classical music to pop and rock, and students are encouraged to try out all kinds of music.
Lessons are most rewarding when students come prepared, having put designated practice time in throughout the week before the lesson. I give clear directions for practice, but students are always welcome to contact me during the week if they have any questions. Students will always be given technical exercises and a focus piece, but are encouraged to also have a fun piece, which might be something a little extra challenging, or something they specifically want to learn, whatever it may be.
Students should be prepared to perform! I encourage students to play in recitals, at church, at school, or whenever they have the opportunity. Performing is like learning an instrument - it takes practice to get good at it, but it's one of the most rewarding parts of learning and playing music.
Education and Experience:
B.A. in Music from York College of Pennsylvania.
Teaching lessons since 2007.
Over 20 years of playing experience.
Performs in community and school musical productions.
Teaching at Hagerstown, South Frederick, and North Frederick