My passion is helping men, women and children learn and enjoy playing the piano. Whether they have dreams and goals to play in public or privately behind closed doors, with a group or independently, whether they want to play Sacred, Classical, Broadway, Pop, Jazz, Country, Blues, or all of it, I want to see them achieve those dreams and goals, and I will do all that I can to help them.
I Honor Every Student’s Individuality.
Every student is unique and learns in his or her own way. Therefore, whatever my students need to learn, or whatever their learning strengths may be, I strive to accommodate those needs and strengths. Some students read better than others, some play by ear more easily than others, some love theory and some abhor it.
Whatever their unique skills and interests, I gear lessons around them. Having said that, I do teach it all – note reading, playing by ear, chords and theory, but I begin from where they are – on what appeals to them and their personal learning style.
I never teach using humiliation, I only teach using positive reinforcement and praise. I want my students to want to improve and play well for their own sakes not mine or their parent’s or anyone else, and for the sheer exhilaration of having achieved something through their own efforts.
Everyone Should Be Given The Opportunity To Learn
I sincerely want all my students to discover the excitement of learning and the thrill of playing the piano. Some learn more quickly and easily than others, but I believe that 97% of those with a normal degree of intelligence can learn to play the piano.
And I never give up on any student who isn’t ready to give up. As long as a student continues to try, I will continue to teach them, no matter how slow it may seem to go.
I invite you to continue exploring and studying the wonderful world of piano playing with me, and discover and live your own passion and interest. Or invest in your child’s education and his or her future by providing music lessons.
Please feel free to contact me with your own story, or if you have questions or concerns.