My goal is to provide a comprehensive piano education that will last a lifetime. To accomplish such an ambition, students will learn how to become independent learners by creating productive and successful piano practice habits.
The central elements of my teaching practice include:
- proper technique mastery
- musical interpretation through varied repertoire
- maintaining confident stage presence through regular performance participation
- a strong foundation in music theory
Repertoire is selected based upon the interests, preferences, and skill level of the student. I couple lessons with rich musical history studies and the corresponding classical pieces.
Students are encouraged to attend musical performances and become active listeners outside of regular lesson. I help facilitate attendance by communicating upcoming local events on regular basis.
Theory is the cornerstone of musical interpretation and thus I specialize in finding engaging methods to incorporate theory into each lesson. Students are encouraged to participate in at least two annual studio recitals, and I spend time each lesson preparing and reviewing proper stage etiquette. I excel in helping students overcome performance anxiety and consider it one of my specialities!
I appreciate the importance of being a good example for my students by practicing each day and continuing as a student myself. I strive to be a warm, responsive, organized, and imaginative teacher that first seeks to know my students personally, so I know how to best motivate each individual student. As a result of their piano instruction, students should expect to come away with a strong foundation in piano pedagogy tailored to their specific goals.