I am a friendly, patient, enthusiastic, experienced teacher, joyfully instructing piano professionally since 1999. Music transcends words, and I have a deep understanding of music/ piano, both personal and experiential which I truly enjoy sharing with my students. I draw from my love of music and my own experience as a pianist, piano student, and career piano teacher to motivate and inspire my students.
A classically-trained pianist, I've been playing "by ear" from very early childhood and started taking piano lessons at age 6. I continued to study piano throughout elementary and high school. In college, I studied piano, music theory/history and psychology in addition to fieldwork and internships in music therapy. I have extensive experience working with students with special needs. In graduate school, I studied classical piano and music theory with professor David Holzman, Grammy-nominated pianist and lecturer.
Lessons with me are ultra-personalized. I focus on each students' musical goals. Overall, I want the love of music to be the reason they want to practice and attend lessons. I also believe the rapport between student and teacher is tantamount. I consider it a priority that each student feel comfortable with me, feel at-home in my studio, and develop a love and knowledge of music that will last a lifetime.
Proper technique is stressed regardless of experience level or age.
I hold annual Student Piano Recitals at the end of the school year.
I highly recommended that all students have a keyboard or piano at home on which to practice.
NYSSMA preparation offered for all levels. My students average a score of "outstanding".
*** Studio Equipment
Piano, keyboard; den dedicated to music. Extensive musical library.
*** Specialties ***
Students with special needs
Lessons for young beginners
piano lessons for students Pre-K through grade 8
private piano lessons in students' homes
instructed students of all ages
Private piano lessons
Delta Omicron is a co-ed international professional music honors fraternity whose mission is to promote and support excellence in music and musicianship.