Hi there, and welcome to my profile! At the moment, I’m teaching piano and voice students via Zoom and Skype. I hope to return to in-person lessons soon.
Here’s a little bit about how I work:
I collaborate with my students to determine their needs and goals. I join them and meet them where they are, and I follow their process to find creative and concrete ways to help them learn. I balance being directive and exploratory: I’m patient, and I apply my teaching techniques as necessary; I trust my students’ ability, and I encourage them to develop their ability to find their solutions too. My teaching style is primarily experiential; however, I incorporate theory and musicianship to strengthen the vocal or piano performance instruction and have a well-rounded lesson.
Finally, I provide the student with individualized practice suggestions that support their learning process outside of our lesson time.
Here’s a little bit about me:
I’m passionate and dedicated to working with people, and I have 15 years of teaching experience. I’m equally at home teaching piano and singing. I combine my teaching and academic experience with intuition and common sense to help my students achieve their goals, whether it’s learning music for the first time or developing advanced skills and artistry.
I graduated from UC Berkeley’s Music Department. I received the David and Diana Menn Memorial Prize in the Performing Arts, and the Mary Nuñes Souza Award, prizes awarded every year for outstanding achievement in the arts.
I hope to hear from you soon!
It was a great experience. He was a really good teacher very dedicated and prepared. He even acomodate my lessons at difficult times so I am so thankful for that and he was very patient. I strongly recommend him
I graduated from UC Berkeley’s music department. I regularly attend pedagogy and performance seminars through various music pedagogy organizations such as the National Association of Teachers of Singing and the Golandsky Institute.
Lessons are due in advance, and only paid lessons will be scheduled; otherwise, the time slot will be available for other students. I kindly ask that regular students pay monthly. A 48-hour notice must be given for missed or canceled lessons without charge. Less than 48-hour notice will result in full charge.
I teach young and adult beginners, college-level students, and advanced musicians from diverse cultural backgrounds. I have worked with clients ages 5-80.
Find a teacher you feel comfortable with and that is in sync with you. Also, I think a good teacher balances both their musical competence and their relational skills. Finally, find a teacher that facilitates your growth and that trusts your process.
Think about your motivation to sing or play an instrument and if you are open to being patient and dedicated to learning. Consistency is very important because progress happens over time.