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 am a member of the Suzuki Association of the Greater Washington Area. I have availability on Sundays in Vienna, VA and Monday evenings in Alexandria, VA and 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.