Currently teaching in Indianapolis!
I'm a member of the Indianapolis Piano Teachers Association and also work frequently as a choral and instrumental accompanist. I studied piano privately for 15 years, including as a student at the Jacobs School of Music at IU and at Rocky Ridge Music Center in Estes Park, Colorado.
I structure my lessons according to students' individual interests and strengths, while building a strong foundation in piano technique and music theory. With beginning and intermediate students I typically use the Piano Adventures series of books, which I supplement with music in a variety of styles ranging from authentic classical repertoire to jazz. Whatever your experience or goals, we'll work together to come up with a plan that works for you.
I'm a patient, encouraging teacher and we have fun during lessons. I also expect my students to practice daily at home so that they can make steady progress.
PLEASE NOTE: Students need to have a piano, whether acoustic or digital, to practice on at home. This is necessary in order for students to progress and to develop good piano technique. If you prefer to purchase an electric piano, look for one with touch-sensitive, weighted keys, which will mimic the feel of an acoustic piano. If you do not have a piano, I'm happy to offer advice on finding one!
I serve as a substitute pianist for the Chancel Choir and orchestra.
I rehearse with the Central Sound and Sweet Sensation show choirs and accompany students for the ISSMA solo competition and other events.
I teach a studio of approximately 15 piano students ages five to adult.
The objective of Indianapolis Piano Teachers Association (IPTA) shall be to provide the membership with a meaningful avenue of personal musical growth through its programs and workshops, to create an atmosphere of sharing and to provide programs for our students.