I hold a master's degree in music, with an emphasis in music therapy from the University of Miami's Frost School of Music. I am a board-certified by a national certifying agency (the CBMT) as a music therapist, with training in neurologic music therapy. I have over 20 years experience as a classically trained pianist. I also play rhythm guitar I have studied voice. I work full time as a music therapist. Consequently, I am able to bring a therapeutic aspect to my lessons in order to fully provide for the needs of my students.
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I have multiple years of experience in teaching beginning guitar lessons, traditional piano lessons, and adapted lessons to special needs populations. I have also taught group guitar classes and I have tutored music theory and ear training. Learning to play an instrument should be engaging and enjoyable. Consequently, I incorporate my student's musical preferences and personal goals into the teaching curriculum.
Students can expect to be challenged and to have fun!
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I expect the student to have their own instruments and to purchase their own books
I will provide photocopies, handouts, flash cards, and other resources
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All Styles of Piano, including Classical, Contemporary, and Popular & Acoustic/Rhythm Guitar
Music therapy is the specialized use of music by a credentialed professional who develops individualized treatment and supportive interventions for people of all ages and ability levels to address their social, communication, emotional, physical, cognitive, sensory and spiritual needs.
CBMT is the only organization to certify music therapists to practice music therapy nationally. Its MT-BC program has been fully accredited by the National Commission for Certifying Agencies (NCCA) since 1986. Over 6,000 music therapists currently maintain the MT-BC credential, and participate in a program of re-certification designed to measure or enhance competence in the profession of music therapy.