I am passionate and highly motivated about music and teaching music. I have been studying piano for over 10 years now. I graduated from Weber State University (WSU) with a Bachelor's of Music in Keyboard Pedagogy. I have performed many times in solo and ensemble works in different settings during my education. I had the opportunity to perform a Bach Concerto for Two harpsichords with WSU's orchestra. I have always loved making music and sharing it with others. Read More
Instruments: Piano, Voice
For me, enjoyment as well as developing proper, healthy technique is key. This means that student may have to do more gritty work than with other teachers, but this pays off as they get to tackle more challenging rep and ultimately can connect skills to repertoire more quickly. However, I always like to meet students where they're at. If they want to learn how to play their favorite pop song on piano, or want to audition for their local theater's musical theater production, my priority will always be teaching in ways that the student feels is relevant to their goals and interests. Read More
I have been teaching for 30 years. I am a Nationally Certified Teacher of Music through the Music Teachers National Association. I have maintained my certification for close to 20 years. My studio has a relaxed, laid back atmosphere so student can feel comfortable in creating their own music as well as learning the music of the masters. I teach skills to help student play by ear, compose, and collaborate with others. Read More
Instruments: Piano, Saxophone, Ukulele, Keyboard
When we are first getting to know our instruments, it is imperative to play. I don't mean play as in practice scales, but feel our instruments, learn by mistakes. makes noises that we think are fun, and make noises together. we will learn how to play through understanding how notes fit together, what makes a chord, and how to understand where melody differs from rhythm. We will learn to read sheet music, play from fake books, and keep a steady rhythm. Read More
When I accept a new student in my studio, I ask them what their goals are in piano lessons and what they want to get out of it. It is my lifelong mission to set my students up for success and I tailor my lesson plans according to their goals and their musical progress. I pay close attention to their primary learning styles and helping them utilise this to their advantage. Read More
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