- Levels Taught:
- Beginner, Intermediate, Advanced
- Teaches students:
- Ages 8 to 80
- Teaching since:
- June 2008
*** Studio Equipment ***
Living room with baby grand, music stand, place for parents to sit
*** Travel Equipment ***
Voice students must have the prescribed method book, any solo literature assigned to them by their teacher, and a piano or keyboard. Saxophone and violin students must have their own instrument (please feel free to ask where to rent or buy one so that we can ensure you are getting a quality instrument at a good price), a music stand, the prescribed method book, and any solo literature assigned to them by their teacher that they would like to work on. Piano students must have the prescribed method book and a piano or keyboard.
*** Specialties ***
I have been classically trained to sing in the "Bel Canto" (Classical) style of singing and teach my students the same method. I have experience teaching both choirs and orchestras in the public schools. I also have experience playing and teaching saxophone. As for method books, I use "The Sight Singer" to help vocalists with learning to read music. On saxophone, I have my students use the "Standard of Excellence" and "Rubank" method books. For violinists, I use "Essential Elements for Strings." For all students, vocalists, saxophonists, pianists, and violinists, I specialize in helping students prepare for solo and ensemble competitions as well as any other type of formal performance or assessment. I also specialize in music theory coaching whether it's for the A.P. Music Theory Exam, All State Exam, or just a need for general music knowledge.
While at Westchase Music School, I have prepared voice, piano, saxophone, and violin students for recitals and school performances. I have also worked in the music technology lab teaching music theory.
While Chorus, Orchestra, and Dance Director at Dunedin Highland Middle School, I led voice, string, and dance students through rehearsals and into performances including Music Performance Assessments, Solo and Ensemble Assessments, and school concerts.
I just renewed my professional teaching certificate. I am certified to teach music grades K-12 in Florida schools.
Patient and understand
I'm an older student and she was very professional and patient with me. She introduced herself when we met and started the lesson on time. I thought the lesson went very well and would refer her to other students for lessons.
Great Job, very professional!