I teach students who have no prior music training or who have taken a break from lessons and want to progress in their ability to play piano.
Learn to love music from the inside out--by understanding the fundamentals so you can create and recreate music for personal enjoyment and to share with others. It is my privilege to join children, youth and adults in developing your musical talents and gifts. I teach beginner-intermediate piano students. I tailor the focus and styles of music to your needs and preferences, and include training for success. I am life-long musician with a music degree (vocal and keyboards) from Messiah College. I also direct the music and worship ministries for my congregation.
I do have a dog at my home studio. He's friendly, but can be contained in another part of the house if that is helpful to you.
*** Lesson Details ***
Lessons are 1/2 hour to 1 hour a week, and include theory, technique and performance songs. I strive for a positive, friendly atmosphere, with praise for incremental progress and encouragement for areas of improvement. Students use the Alfred series and other supplements, graded to the student's age, ability and interests.
*** Studio Equipment ***
Home- studio in large living room space seating for parents
church- in sanctuary or in classroom with a piano, seating for parents
*** Specialties ***
*Teachers classified as a Student Favorite have taught a minimum of 25 lessons and have received the highest feedback rating from students.
I teach a well-rounded approach, combining technique, theory and songs from various musical styles in a graded, graduated progression. Then I supplement with additional music according to the interests and growing ability of the student.
I coordinate the worship ministries of our congregation by working with three worship teams and pastoral team. I am a keyboardist and vocalist on two teams. I also oversee the A/V team.