I am currently a fourth year piano major at UC Irvine. I am currently studying with Nina Scolnik, a Juilliard graduate and an outstanding piano pedagogue. I am pursuing my Bachelors in Music and am expected to graduate in 2017. I recently received the Tierney Scholarship at UCI. I intend to pursue my Master's Degree in Music Education.
I transferred from Pasadena City College where I was a top student in the program, winning several music awards, including the Piano Accompanying Award, Robert Westerbeck scholarship, Honors in Music, Freshman Honors, the Old Town piano competition, and Dean's Honors.
At PCC, I studied with teachers, Dr. Cynthia Williams, Dr. Phillip Young and Dr. Linda Zoolalian, who graduated from top music schools like USC, Peabody and New England Conservatory respectively.
I have more than three years of experience teaching all ages, from age 3 to eighty. Since that time, I have taught over 20 students and can teach all levels and abilities. I also do ABRSM/CM testing preparation. I can teach either at a student's home or at my studio. I have a passion for music that I want to share with my students.
I also accompany student instrumentalists and singers, both at PCC and at UCI. At PCC, I won the Piano Collaborative Award. I accompanied two singers at the Los Angeles Celebrate Music Festival.
I have accompanying experience as I have taken several years of accompanying classes. Some repertoire includes Schubert and Schumann lieder, Mozart violin sonata, and Rachmaninoff songs.
I teach the fundamentals of piano to beginners like reading notes, hand positions, correct posture, as well as musical expression, sight reading and theory for more advanced students.
I build the foundations of music that will last through the student's entire musical learning experience. I really love teaching and learn so much about teaching from hands on experience.
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