I have 10 years of teaching experience, focusing on injury prevention for the last 3 years. I am currently studying the Taubman Approach, a piano technique developed to enhance the quality of the performance and to prevent and overcome fatigue and/or injuries among pianists.
I am experienced teaching kids, adolescents and adults of any level. My method of choice for kids is The Music Tree series, and the Keyboard Musician for adolescents and adults, both methods by Frances Clark. My pedagogical approach is interval note reading and quick introduction to both treble and bass clef, integrated with a healthy and efficient technique based on the natural bio-mechanics of the body.
Furthermore, my music studies include vocal performance with Dr. Montigne at UC Berkeley, where I am currently earning my music degree.
As a voice teacher, I consider breath, alignment, and vowel, as the most important elements of a healthy and fully resonant voice. My goal in each lesson is to teach these elements to every student so that they can find their voice with ease regardless of the genre they are interested in. The lesson plan consists on a vocalization, and repertoire in various languages in which the student can apply the technical instruction to music.
World premiere of the musical drama "A Note Before I Go" by J. Sanders.
Envisioned and brought to life Cal Opera Company, an art organization that provides students a performance platform. Co-Produced and planned a fully staged and orchestrated performance of an original Opera. Optimized team work and responsibilities by acting as a liaison between university administration and departments of the production such as: theater, film, and music. Recruited half of the cast and crew and co-managed over fifty people involved in the production.
Main teacher: Justin Montigne, DMA.
Main teachers: Elizabeth Swarthout and John Bloomfield.
Musicianship and Music Theory tutor for undergraduate music students.
Partnered with youth to empower them to write lyrics and as team produce a mixed tape. Responsible for overseeing the creative process, producing the music and being a mentor to the participants. Engaged critically and creatively with issues of race and privilege, while fostering new understandings of Bay Area communities.