I was born into a musical family. My grandfather was known as Tony Rich the Piano Man and played in the mummer's day parade and casinos throughout New Jersey and New York. I started music at a young age in "Kindermusic" where I learned to play the glockenspiel, keep time, and read basic sheet music. When I was 8, my mom enrolled me in piano lessons with a lady down the street who taught using the same method I do, a modified version of the Suzuki method. I played piano for church through high school and alto saxophone in the high school marching band.
While I am an engineer during the week, there is nothing quite like watching your student be able to complete his or her first piece. This is my "fun" job. I started teaching in college several years ago while working as a nanny for several families in Virginia. In 2015 I decided to formally offer lessons alone. It's been a pleasure and success so far with students participating in concerts and performing at their schools.
I also teach several adults! This is been a excellent experience teaching parents of young ones so that they can grow up loving to hear their parents play and want to play too!
I am a member of the Suzuki Association of the Greater Washington Area. I have availability on Sundays in Vienna, VA and evenings in Washington, DC.
The Suzuki Association of the Greater Washington Area (SAGWA) is a volunteer organization devoted to improving children’s lives through music education. Our mission is to inspire an appreciation for the untapped possibilities of children through promoting the understanding and use of the music teaching approach and educational philosophy of Dr. Shinichi Suzuki for the greater happiness of all children.