Q. Describe the most common types of jobs you do for your clients.
A. My goal is to first learn my studentÂs strengths and musical preferences. Once I have an understanding of my studentÂs goals, then I craft a strategy specific to that student. My private lessons focus on artistic performances of piano repertoire, sight-reading and learning rudimentary exercises. Once a strong foundation is established, I move on to teach my students music theory, ear training, improvisation, composition and ensemble work. Although an emphasis is placed on classical repertoire, the studentÂs curriculum is always tailored to the studentÂs interests and goals.
Q. What advice do you have for a customer looking to hire a provider like you?
A. When hiring a piano instructor, look to see how dedicated the individual is in his/her profession. Some people teach piano lessons just to supplement their income, and others make a profession out of it because they love music and teaching. Those that are teaching just to supplement their income tend to focus exclusively on teaching a student to play, but do not take the time to establish a strong foundation for music theory and other important and valuable music skills.
Q. If you were a customer, what do you wish you knew about your trade? Any inside secrets to share?
A. The mastery of any instrument is much more than just learning to press the rights keys at the right time. The process of going beyond mechanical and technical correctness to creating real music in performance requires developing a strong comprehensive understanding of music.
​​Not every piano instructor has the experience, time​ or desire to help his or her students develop these important life long music skills. I pride myself in my ability to teach my students the right skills and help them develop a true passion for music.