As a private music teacher, my door is open to anyone with a love for music who can commit to a bit of daily practice: kids, teenagers and adults; beginners, advanced and aspiring professionals all are welcome. Classes are tailored to the specific needs and desires of the student, and are a blend of serious work and fun.
Specializing in piano, composition and songwriting, I usually give students a comprehensive music education, including ear training, playing by ear, music structure (a.k.a. theory) and sight-reading. These are presented as integrated, not separate subjects. I'm also happy to work with players of any instrument on any facet of music - a full program isn't necessary for someone who wants to learn about chords in order to write better songs.
I also enjoy teaching singer/songwriters about chords, lyrics, effective accompaniment, recording preparation, and overall performance, whether they’re writing for themselves or venturing into the music industry.
And I mentor people through the music business maze.
My approach to piano technique — how to physically engage with the instrument — is based on anatomically sensible methods adopted by a majority of pianists over the past generation. In addition, I teach pragmatic practice skills so students gain enjoyment and success reasonably quickly.
It’s very satisfying to use my experience to help students take flight on their own music wings.