I received my BA in Music from UCSB and my MA in Humanities (emphasis in music history) from CSUDH. I have been a piano teacher for many years, and many of my students have gone on to become professional musicians themselves. I am a member of MTAC, am a Certificate of Merit adjudicator, and am on the editorial board of the MTAC state magazine. An enthusiastic and encouraging teacher, I enjoy helping my students achieve their musical goals. Home school students and older adults are especially welcomed.
*** Lesson Details ***
Lessons are personalized for each individual student. Most lessons include ear training, note reading, chord structure, and music history as it relates to the pieces the student is learning. I welcome students of all ages and all levels.
*** Studio Equipment ***
I have a piano, music books, lessons books, and reference books.
*** Specialties ***
I incorporate reading, ear training, technique and music history into the lessons.
Verified Student · Piano ·
I came to Debbie after not playing the piano for 40 years. I'm an older adult and dealing with illness. I told Debbie that I wanted to take up the piano for improving mental focus. She was understanding and patient with me. I felt at ease with her style of instruction. I had to stop taking lessons for other reasons but I feel that I was beginning to focus and concentrate better but the best part is that I am playing the piano for my own personal enjoyment. Debbie opened a door for me that I hope to continue with. Thank you Debbie