Teaching Philosophy

I strive to create a supportive and joyful learning environment based on each student’s learning styles,

needs and goals in order to succeed.  

Lessons incorporate activities that build a well rounded musician, not just playing the right notes on the page. These include repertoire, technique and artistry, theory, aural skills, 

music history, and even basic composition. 

I believe  anyone can learn and experience the joy of playing the piano, from adolescence to adult

through many styles of music, from classical to pop, depending on the student’s interests and goals. 

It is important for me to always be learning and growing as a teacher and musician through

practicing, attending conferences, being part of local, and national organizations, and

keeping up with the current studies in the pedagogy field.

There are many benefits to playing the piano. Not only will lessons help critical thinking, self motivated learning, discipline, and concentration, but  it is important for the student to enjoy the musical experience and

foster an appreciation of music that can be had for a lifetime.