- Teaches students:
- and Ages 8+
- Teaching since:
The only thing worse than knowing that a student has been turned off music by some bad experience is fearing that they might not have an opportunity let me show them music in a new light! I pride myself on my patience, my understanding, and my clarity of communication. Music should invite participation.
I get excited working with students who have a real passion for music and a deep interest in improving themselves. But I do not require this of my students. I truly believe that music belongs to everybody and that everyone has the right to use music and know music to whatever degree they want and in whatever way they want. Every student is a unique situation; every student moves at their own pace, learns in their own ways, hears differently, and experiences music differently. And above all, no matter how deep you go, the number one rule for me is that music should be fun! It's a documented fact that we learn better when we are having fun, and let's face it: fun is an end in itself.
I truly believe that the deepest expression and appreciation of music is a holistic experience. When all of you is in it, all of it is in you. For me, there is no greater joy than that level of participation.