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Bachelor Degree: Texas Wesleyan University
President's Honors Award
Fort Worth Sister Cities Delegate
I studied piano at Texas Wesleyan University under Dr. Ilka Araujo, graduating in 2016. I've had the opportunity to play in various concert halls in the DFW area, including the Fort Worth Modern Art Museum, the Fort Worth Woman's Club, Nicholas Martin Hall, and Alkek Recital Hall. I also had the distinct privilege of being selected by mayor Betsy Price to serve as a musical delegate in the Sister Cities signing agreement between Fort Worth and Guiyang, China. I traveled to Guiyang and performed in a regionally televised concert as part of this delegation in the Spring of 2012. Although the majority of my background is in performance, I genuinely enjoy teaching as well and am always more than willing to add more students who want to learn from me.
My earliest teaching experience was in my senior year of high school. While in college, I was required to do some student teaching, and this gave me a tremendous amount of insight into how best to approach being a music instructor. Since graduating, most of my musical experience has come from playing and directing choirs at churches, schools, and theatres, but I have continued teaching and enjoy learning different methods to share with my students. If there is one particular thing I try to emphasize, it is that consistent practice is the only way to improve (as cliche as that may sound).
I don't use any one method book. Instead I opt to pull from a variety of sources depending on the students age, background, and skill level. In terms of repertoire, I focus almost exclusively on classical music. While I am a fan of other genres, I also firmly believe that building a solid, classically-based technical foundation is the only way to really become proficient on any instrument. A student simply is not going to develop by just playing his or her favorite pop songs. It can be tedious at times, but learning the piano in a more traditional manner is ultimately much more rewarding.
As I alluded to previously, I lean much more towards the traditional end of the spectrum in regards to teaching. That being said, I also make a concerted effort to make my piano lessons fun and engaging for the student. I have had the great fortune of getting to study the piano under some really kind and inspiring people, and I try to emulate them the best I can. I want students to know I care about them without coming across as disingenuous, and I don't want them to ever feel afraid to ask a question.
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