Location: Toms River, NJ
Instructs: Piano, Voice
Education: NJ teaching certification in K-12 Music
M.A. in Music, piano pedagogy concentration
B.A. in Music, piano performance concentration
B.S. in Music Education
Performance Experience: Experience performing on Piano, Organ, Voice, and Solo Handbells in concert and church settings. Additional experience as a collaborative pianist for solo instrument, voice, and choir.
Teaching Experience: Current choral director and music teacher at Pleasantville High School. 5 years of private lesson teaching at various locations. Teaching Assistant for the FSU Class piano program, responsible for teaching college level Class Piano I and II
Teaching Philosophy: I believe that every student is capable of musical success. I tailor my teaching approach to the individual student to empower every student to be competent, independent musicians. Students who take lessons with me will learn not only piano technique, but also music theory, aural skills, practice strategies, and performance practice. Teaching and learning are a collaboration between the teacher, student, and parent. I always welcome student input and encourage active engagement in lessons.