Classical/Concert piano, Jazz piano, Broadway, Gospel, Funk, Soul, R&B
Concert Music (Classical and Romantic era), Jazz (Especially the great American standards), Broadway, Opera, Orchestral/Symphonic, Barber Shop Quartets
A.A Associate of Arts in Musical Education
Composing a set of classical piano sonatas, Recording a solo jazz piano album
Lounge piano at many restaurants, Solo classical piano recitals, Jazz trio performances at many restaurants and events, Played in the pit orchestra for the Hub Opera performance of La Boheme and Turn Of the Screw, Played in the pit orchestra for over a dozen theatre productions
Over 15 years private piano lessons, Taught group piano classes at Hagerstown Community College
I have a lifetime of musical experience starting at a young age which includes teaching private and group piano lessons, playing lounge piano for restaurants, rehearsal piano for theatre productions, accompanying wind and string instruments for various recitals and programs, playing for orchestras and operas, playing in numerous jazz, soul and funk bands, playing for many different churches, and performing solo classical piano recitals. I am therefore proficient and experienced in an extensive and varied repertoire of styles including classical and concert music, jazz, broadway, soul, funk, gospel, rock and pop.
I believe students learn best when they enjoy what they are doing and are pushed to overcome difficulties and challenges to constantly improve. I believe learning should be both fun and productive. I especially believe in building a strong fundamental foundation in piano technique while minimizing bad habits, so students may tackle as many challenges as possible going forward. I also believe strongly in giving students the opportunity to perform as much as possible in front of other people so that they may showcase their talents if they wish to.