- Teaches students:
- Ages 5+ and special needs
- Teaching since:
I'm a professional musician, singer, songwriter, and recording artist. I have released three records and have been signed to Nettwerk Records and Secret Road Music. My songs have been featured on Grey's Anatomy and in a national Chevy commercial, which ran during the Winter Olympics. My main instruments are piano, guitar, and of course, vocals.
I have been teaching music for almost two decades, having started as an elementary school music teacher. Since that time, between recording and touring with my band, I have developed a thriving teaching career working privately with students of all ages, from as young as 4 years old, to adults, and everything in between.
While I'm currently a pop and folk songwriter, my early training is in classical piano, so I greatly enjoy teaching students to read music and to play classical pieces. However, many students come to me simply wanting to accompany themselves singing contemporary songs or pop and jazz standards -- or even learn to compose their own songs! For this approach, I use a tried and true method of fingering techniques and scales, chord patterns and shapes, and ear training. In this case, reading notes is not necessary, and you will quickly progress over only a few months to playing simple arrangements of popular songs of your choice.
Students who come to my house in the Hollywood Hills will find a welcoming, creative home teaching studio and will enjoy a reduced class rate. Traveling to you will be a bit more. Online classes are always an option. I look forward to guiding you - or your child - on a new and exciting musical adventure that will last a lifetime!
See you soon :),
Thriving private clientele ranging in age from 4 to adults. Beginners welcome. Both in-person and online lessons available.
Piano and guitar-based songs that blur the boundaries between rock, folk, pop, country and Americana.
Released debut album on Nettwerk Records. Songs featured in numerous film and TV shows including Grey's Anatomy and a national Chevy commercial.
Taught music to elementary school students, kindergarten through 5th grade.