My Philosophy

I firmly believe that making music — at any level and any age — is one of life’s greatest joys. I believe if you have a desire to play piano, you can learn and experience the joy and wellness benefits of playing music.

I also believe that students thrive in a stress-free, nurturing environment. My teaching is student-centered. Some students want a relaxed pace, focusing primarily on familiar songs; others enjoy a more rigorous approach, centered on the classics. My job is to encourage and inspire each student to reach his/her individual dreams; a smile and that “aha” moment are my rewards!

While all students learn the language of music and acquire new skills in sight-reading, ear training, theory, technique and repertoire, the nonmusical benefits of playing the piano are equally important. Piano studies help to develop and maintain critical thinking, and have been shown to improve cognitive development and spatial reasoning skills. Additionally, playing music is fun, relaxing, and increases self-confidence. At any stage of life or level of skill, playing the piano creates a healthier individual.