Instruction for Any Age
I believe that learning and playing music should be a fun process. While I do teach the technical skills involved in music theory and technique, I encourage exploration and experimentation as well. With more than two decades of experience teaching students from elementary school to college and adults, I’m confident that you or your child will benefit from my piano, viola, or violin lessons.
About Our Teaching Methods
When your child learns violin or viola from me, he or she will learn a combination of Suzuki and traditional methods. The Suzuki method teaches music in a similar way to learning a native language. This allows students to become fluent in their instrument quickly. I also incorporate traditional methods to develop more technical skills.
My piano instruction draws from the Faber, Alfred, and Bastien curricula. I also use "Music for Little Mozarts" for younger children. These are tried-and-true methods that give students well-rounded instruction. In addition to one-on-one lessons, students have the opportunity to participate in two recitals each year to show off what they’ve learned. Recital selections are chosen from a much wider musical repertoire.
Teaching Performance and Music Theory
Advancements in technology have given me the opportunity to get students more engaged in piano, viola, and violin lessons. For example, during piano lessons, students can learn music theory using an intelligent digital keyboard. This allows them to interact with the musical selections on a computer screen.