Music is my passion and I enjoy helping people learn music. Learning to play an instrument or sing uses many parts of the brain and increases the learning capabilities for other subjects.
I teach all ages to sing and play piano. I customize the lessons to the student. I teach a variety of genres such as classical, jazz, pop, country, a little rock, period music as in the 20's, 40's, 50's, 60's, 70's, 80's, and some gospel and hymns. I use music instruction books including Thompson, Alfred, and others as well as worksheets. I use music games and videos, too.
I studied business and music in high school and elementary education and music in college. I have taught music in a charter school. I have taught private piano and voice lessons for many years. I sing in community and church choirs. I have sung at sports events. I have sung and played at weddings and reunions. I have participated in many recitals for piano and voice. I have been in plays and musicals. I have competed in music competitions.