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BM, Washburn University, Piano Performance MA, Dallas Theological Seminary, Intercultural Studies MA, Dallas Theological Seminary, Biblical Studies
2006 - Full Tuition Music Scholarship 2008 - Most Outstanding Music Major 2008 - Highest Ranking in Honors Recital 2008-2010 - Director and Pianist for Payless Scholarship Jazz Combo 2010 - Sibberson Award for Top Graduate of Washburn University 2010 - Presidential Scholarship at Dallas Theological Seminary
A pianist from my earliest memories and a piano teacher since 8th grade, I have loved, studied, and taught music for most of my life. I completed a Bachelor of Music in Piano Performance at Washburn University under the teaching of James Rivers, then completed two Master of Arts Degrees from Dallas Theological Seminary. I deeply enjoy both performing and teaching music of all styles, from Bach to Broadway and all the sacred, jazz, and movie music I can fit in-between. My goal is to inspire a lifelong love of music in all my students.
I have been studying piano since age 5 and teaching since age 13, my love of music and teaching it to others only increasing over the years. When I was about 11 years old, I quit piano and was not planning to return to music. But a very wonderful and inspiring music teacher invested in me, so I am extremely passionate about encouraging young musicians and helping them to love and develop their musical gifts. I aim to encourage my students to be the best musicians they can be, which involves developing my students as whole individuals and not just their musical skills. I work with students and their parents to individualize goals and help them to realize those goals.
For beginning students, I use Faber and Faber's Piano Adventures, which offers a variety of supplemental material to encourage a variety of styles. As a musician who values both classical music and improvisation, I teach my students how to use chord sheets very soon after they begin to read music. As their skills increase, so will the variety of music I introduce based on their interest. Since I quit piano at one point around age 10, I empathize with struggling students and try to make music as fun and accessible as possible to help them truly grow a lifelong love of music!
I just love to see my students develop a passion for music, especially helping to discover and develop a love of music they didn't even know they had! Each student is unique, so I work with students and their parents to develop personalized goals to help them develop as musicians. I try to be liberal in my encouragement and help my students reach for goals they didn't even know were possible. I believe that both instilling the highest level of musicianship and investing in students on a relational level to be extremely important.
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