I've been teaching voice, piano and guitar lessons for over ten years, and I love it! It's an enormous joy and privilege to be asked to help others in their musical journeys. I take my work seriously, but it's a pretty great job.
I am easy going and friendly, and when people come to me I try to understand exactly what their goals are. Some students thrive with a highly technical approach; some thrive in a less formal, more supportive environment; most do best with a mix of the two. I welcome students of all ages and levels.
I have a bachelor's degree in music from UC Santa Cruz, I've released two full albums of original music, and am currently working on my third. I've performed professionally in NY, LA, and all over the Bay Area. My students have performed at clubs and concert venues, studied at schools such as the Conservatory of Vocal and Instrumental Arts, Oakland School of the Arts, and UC Santa Cruz. And some have made beautiful, original recordings of their own. I enjoy working with children and adults alike.
My Priorities as a Music Teacher:
To facilitate an experience of music that is gratifying, challenging, or some combination of the two (depending on the student).
To discover what styles of music most interest a student, and to help them to cultivate the tools necessary to sing/play in that style.
To work with the student to figure out a practice routine that makes the most sense for their lifestyle and their musical development.
To encourage students, when they're ready, to bring their skills out into the world (through performing groups, choirs, open mics, recordings, videos, etc.)
To continue to learn about the student every lesson, in order that my instruction may be most effective to his/her progress!
I teach all levels of singing, beginning to intermediate guitar and piano, songwriting, and recording
Manage private studio and group classes
Director of children's choir
Non-profit music education in the Bronx, NYC
Kids and young adults ages 5-18