I come to piano teaching through my love of all sorts of music. My goal is for my students, ages 7+ (adults by audition) to play gracefully and to acquire, right from the start, a natural technique. Music is a creative process, and our student recitals will frequently include student compositions. I also offer private instruction in Music Composition/Theory.
B.Mus. Oberlin Conservatory, 1992
M.M. (with Hon.) New England Conservatory of Music, 2004
I have taught piano privately to every level and every age group. I am a composer and recording artist with 6 CDs out. My music has been heard on SiriusXM, Music Choice, and Spotify--I even have over 260,000 "spins" on Pandora. I have performed solo concerts in 21 states, and Canada.
Hardest things I do well
To balance technical progress with fun. To balance classical music with a wide variety of other styles such as jazz and pop. To instill a sense of pride and accomplishment.