Location: Town and Country, MO
Education: During my youth I had piano lessons from Grade 5 throughout high school. I have a Bachelor level Elementary teaching degree; Masters Degree in Pastoral Studies; Certificate in Non-profit Management.
Performance Experience: Throughout my adult life I performed and directed musical programs at various churches. This included playing the organ, guitar and the piano. I led singing and instrumental groups. I rewrote music to include a variety of instrumental combos.
Teaching Experience: I've had over 20 years of successful experience teaching private piano lessons to children of all ages and including adults. Music and teaching piano has always been an enriching part of my life.
Teaching Philosophy: As a piano instructor I teach basic skills in music theory so a student can enjoy making music on his/her own.
While using the guidance of a curriculum, we focus on the interests, ability and learning style of the individual whether pop music, classical, songs from musicals or other music interests. Together we discover the tools that assist the student to learn and enjoy his/her musical experience.
I believe piano lessons should be fun and exciting!