I am a Music Therapist but also have my background in Psychology and Masters in Social Work. I have been teaching voice, guitar and piano lessons for 10 years. I have directed children's Musical theater camps, and taught piano and voice in music studios and privately for years.
Performance wise I have been on TV, musicals and I have sung in a band myself as well as performed on cruise ships for entertainment.
I enjoy all forms of music. My personal favorites are Jazz, especially Brazilian Jazz, Musical Theater, Alternative Independent Rock and the Classics of course ;)
*** Lesson Details ***
I take a student-centered approach which basically means I take a needs assessment of my students and map out goals that are essential for them, their learning and where they want to go. Although I follow the students lead, following at a comfortable pace, I also challenge in terms of structuring my lessons for growth and tracking progress. So whether you are looking to be the next American Idol or just wanna learn for fun, I am all in to helping you reach your personal aspirations! :)
I am able to use the Koday method as well as incorporate music theory but not necessary in my approach. It is more important that the student's personal needs and goals be met and attained in order to maximize full potential!
*** Studio Equipment ***
It is helpful if the student has the required book, staff paper and a music notebook/folder to start :)
*** Travel Equipment ***
I have my own keyboard and guitar but children need to have their own keyboard/ piano or guitar for practicing.
*** Specialties ***
I have a background in musical theater but knowledge of classical and jazz as well. Voice is my forte but I also enjoy teaching beginning piano very well for children.