Q. What education and/or training do you have that relates to your work?
A. Each quarter I prep up a two or more Advanced or Virtuosic pieces for my Professor of Piano at University of California, Irvine. My Students are surprised when they learn that I have a Teacher, too. I explain that no one is ever that good to not need coaching in this Symphony of Instruments.
Q. How did you get started doing this type of work?
A. I come from a long lineage of Musicians, Artists, and Pianists. My Maternal Grandmother was a Concert Pianist and my Paternal Grandmother was a Jazz Pianist who played with some of the early great Jazz Musicians of her time.
I began lessons around 5 and as my mother stated to all: " Esther took to the Piano like a Duck to water"
I love what I do and will continue and on and on and on!
Q. What types of customers have you worked with?
A. I am pleased to offer a superb Classical Program for all ages with Technique, Repertoire, Scale and Theory work. I offer Students opportunities to learn the Baroque, Classical, Romantic, Modern Piano Masters.
Please, I am cannot teach Jazz, Pop, Rag. I specialize in Classical and am not able at all to 'cross-over' as a few Musicians and/or Teachers can.
In my Specialty, my Students are taught very succinct methodology and Technique to play their very finest for their lives!!
Music Is Joy!
Q. What advice would you give a customer looking to hire a provider in your area of work?
A. It is so important to have a 'meet and greet'. An 'over the phone' interview is nothing. One must meet me and see my serene and beautiful Studio with a Professional Kawai.
Also, try to trust me. That is difficult for Families, I do realize. Sometimes, Families have had not so good experiences with Piano Teachers; however, not each Teacher is the same. So, trust.
Q. What questions should customers think through before talking to
professionals about their project?
A. In the very thick of Music; when Recital time is arriving; nerves are thin; fingers are sore: That is the time that I sense I shine the most for my beloved Students. Though I push them hard, I know precisely when to pull back, ease through, and lighten up.
I believe I have pocketed over 35 Recitals and I could count on one hand Students' breakdowns at the bench in Recital. It does not happen because they are so prepped and ready to go. Further, they know I stand a foot off to point a way, correct position, and make them shine!!