I have been playing the drum set in various bands for over eleven years. I have also been playing intermittently with the OKC Community Orchestra for the past four years. I have played in symphonic and jazz bands and a percussion ensemble. I have taught a percussion class as well as private lessons. I am a full time music teacher in the OKC district. I have recorded in the studio also. Rocking on stage is my favorite activity! I can teach you how to be an integral part of a band and play along to your favorites. I enjoy bringing out the best in a student and teaching to his/her strengths. Let's run!
Piano, Music Theory, Songwriting
My greatest desire is that I will instill in each of my students the love I have for making music. I consider it to be the language of the heart, and nothing equals the moment you realize you are hearing your thoughts and feelings in the music you are playing. What a priceless gift to give yourself!
Perhaps you've decided to become a professional musician, or maybe you've decided to follow a dream you've had for a lifetime, to play piano for your own enjoyment---whatever your goal is, I can lead you there! It's NEVER too late to follow a dream!
I am a classically-trained pianist, and received music education in Paraguay, South America, and at Southwestern Assemblies of God University, Waxahachie, TX. I have also excelled at playing many styles by ear. I am fortunate to also love teaching, which allows me the incredible privilege of sharing my musical knowledge and my love for playing with anyone who wants to join me on this amazing journey.
I have 30 years of experience teaching piano--from numerous four-year-olds to an eighty-six-year-old student. In addition to teaching students to play by note, I enjoy teaching students to play by ear. Together, we will explore many different types of music--Easy-listening, Country, Southern Gospel, Black Gospel, Blues, Latin, Contemporary, Classical, etc.
I am qualified to teach piano by note from beginner through early advanced (all ages); by ear, beginner through very advanced.
I also have experience teaching special needs students, students with physical handicaps, and students with physical limitations (Ex: Autism, delayed learning, ADD, ADHD, Multiple Sclerosis, arthritis, etc.), and feel that anyone can learn to play. We may need to slow the pace or change the technique, but I haven't found a child or an adult who couldn't learn to play piano, if they really have the desire to do so. In many cases, I've seen students who struggle in other areas of life excel in the area of music.
I have written more than 200 songs (mostly Gospel and some easy listening), with numerous ones having been recorded by various artists. Several have been arranged and published for church choirs.
Having lived in South America as a child, I am bilingual and qualified to give piano lessons in English or in Spanish.
I would be honored to share my knowledge and love of music with you. Give yourself a priceless gift that will last a lifetime!
Singing, Acting, Music Performance, Opera Voice, Songwriting, Speaking Voice
I am an Oklahoma Native who loves music and loves to teach people to reach their potential. I studied Classical (operatic) voice for more than11 years, with Judith Haddon of the Metropolitan Opera, Chicago Musical Collage, Brenda Seward-Johnson, University of Central Oklahoma, and the late Marsha Henderson, University of Oklahoma. I was a student at the Oklahoma Arts Institute, 1997, 1998 Music major and Graduate of Classen School of Advanced Studies. I have been writing and singing gospel/inspirational music for about 18 years. I have performed in musicals, plays, recitals, and professional bookings from every genre of music. I currently serve as director for a youth performing arts camp where I have been a lead- instructor for the past 4 years.
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