I have been producing award winning students for over 40 years.I do take pride in the great progress brought about by public performances!
I love working with all ages and levels. Watching students advance from the beginning stages to advanced performers fills me and their families with great pride. Adults who are patient with the learning process can also be quite fun.
I've been a student of Ms. Whitehead since February of 2012 and can honestly say that Ms. Whitehead has had a huge impact on me and my perspectives in both music and in life. She doesn't just teach her students how to understand and play music, but she makes the effort to connect with them, creating the foundation for music to grow within the student. Since learning with Ms. Whitehead, I've not only grown in the pieces I've mastered, I've also learned to form an appreciation for all the different elements of music on a deeper level. Ms. Whitehead puts in 110% of her self in every student and each lesson, and it definitely shows through the quality of music and students produced. Learning with Ms. Whitehead was one of the best decisions I made!
I slowly get to know what makes the student tick and all about their goals. I learn about their working habits and how much practice time they have. I love getting to know the students thinking process and learning together at times.
I received my education at Juilliard School of Music and have taught students of all levels for over 30 years. Students have won many awards and have been accepted to college music degree programs all over the country.
I started teaching while I was still attending Juilliard. Once I was back in California I continued building my class I loved teaching right away and students began winning awards right away.
I have worked with children from beginners to advanced. Some students learn to love their music. Some come to love their lesson time. Some will keep music in their lives forever, and some actually major in music.
My students have filled me with pride on a regular basis because of their many awards. My last advanced student wrote her college acceptance essay about her time spent with me and all she had learned from her lessons She was accepted into Princeton with that essay.
Be sure the teacher is talented enough to play some of the repertoire you are working on. They must be able to touch your soul with their teaching.
It is up to the teacher to learn about the student and must be genuinely interested in your goals.