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I have bachelor's, master's, and doctoral degrees in Piano Performance, over 15 years of teaching experience with students of all ages, and have performed throughout North American and Europe. When I taught in New York, some of my students went on to study at Juilliard and the Manhattan School for Music; but I'm equally comfortable teaching beginning students who only want to learn to play their favorite song.
I try to create a nurturing environment where students will be comfortable to be challenged. By encouraging their strengths while shoring up their weaknesses, I hope to help my students develop into well-rounded musicians who are not only technically proficient at the keyboard, but musically intelligent and sensitive.
I taught ambitious young musicians at this community music school. Topics included piano, music theory, and chamber music. One of my students here went on to study at Juilliard in New York City.
I taught university undergraduates a variety of subjects including music history, music theory, and philosophy.
I instructed students ages 3 through adult in piano and music theory.
I completed my Suzuki Certification Every Child Can in May 2016 and the Book 1 certification in July 2016.
The Society for Music Theory promotes the development of and engagement with music theory as a scholarly and pedagogical discipline. We construe this discipline broadly as embracing all approaches, from conceptual to practical, and all perspectives, including those of the scholar, listener, composer, performer, teacher, and student. The Society is committed to fostering diversity, exclusivity, and gender equity in the field.
The MTNA was founded in 1876 with the goal of advancing the value of music study and music-making to society while supporting the careers and professionalism of teachers of music. With nearly 22,000 members in 50 states—and more than 500 local affiliates—the MTNA is the preeminent source for music teacher support, where members embody like-minded values and commitment to their students, colleagues and society as a whole, while reaping the rewards of collaboration, continuity and connection throughout the lifetime of their careers.
The American Musicological Society is a membership-based musicological organization founded in 1934 to advance scholarly research in the various fields of music as a branch of learning and scholarship; it grew out of a small contingent of the Music Teachers National Association and, more directly, the New York Musicological Society (1930-1934).
· Piano · In studio Ben taught our daughter in New York, and we were so pleased with the progress she made while studying with him. He is patient and consistently clear with his expectations and goal-oriented with his instruction. I cannot recommend him as a piano teacher enough!