- Teaches students:
- Ages 5+
- Teaching since:
- April 1998
Pacifica Piano Studio is a space devoted to the pursuit of virtuosity. All ages and ability levels are welcome to study here. Although every lesson is tailored to fit the needs of each individual, the concepts and principals needed to organize each practice session and master each performance are constantly reinforced. If you or your children have a desire to learn piano basics or perhaps embellish your current skills Pacifica Piano Studio is the place to be. Typically the curriculum will focus on mastering the skills needed to attain a Certificate of Merit issued by the Music Teachers Association of California. A great deal of other piano repertoire is also addressed depending on what particular style of play each student wishes to learn.
Growing up in the Midwest, I always had a passion for music and a desire to teach it. Upon graduation from the University of Illinois with a Bachelors of Music Education, I moved to California to pursue my passion. I have taught in California schools since 2002 and currently teach the string ensembles (I am also a bassist) at Sacred Heart Schools in Atherton and enjoy performing with several ensembles throughout the San Francisco Bay Area.
*** Lesson Details ***
Lessons with me vary greatly depending on the students ability level and what type of music they desire to learn. Most of my students learn to play classical piano through the Suzuki method. Some also learn jazz through pedagogy I have put together over the years. All of my students learn how to impress a room full of people with their playing ability.
*** Studio Equipment ***
Lessons in a dedicated music room, instruments, acoustic piano, couch for parents to sit in
*** Specialties ***
CLASSICAL AND JAZZ PIANO