After over twenty-five years of musical training and performance experience in a wide range of genres, I began teaching piano and voice lessons as a way to share my love of music with children and adults who are in the early stages of their exploration of this wonderfully expressive art. Because of my varied musical background, I am uniquely positioned to tailor piano and voice lessons to your individual needs and interests, while maintaining a fun, progress oriented structure. Students from my studio often go on to start their own bands, audition for performance ensembles, and have even won international music competions and talent shows.
In teaching, my goal is to provide a warm and welcoming environment to nurture my student's natural musical curiosity and personal expression while laying the foundation for continued study with fundamental concepts of theory and technique. In my studio, we continuously strive for progress, not perfection. Students leave my studio with a love of music that enriches them the rest of their lives.
Often, when a person begins piano lessons or voice lessons, it can seem scary and often comes with feelings of vulnerability or embarrassment ("Everyone's looking at me!"). This kind of anxiety can hinder the learning experience, which is why I use humor to engage my students and encourage them to approach the learning process with joyful curiosity.
My professional work as a singer has included bands, special events, and positions as a professional liturgical singer for Denver churches such as St. John's Episcopal Cathedral, Immaculate Conception Cathedral, The Church of The Holy Ghost, and The Althea Center for Spiritual Engagement.
In addition, I have contributed vocals and keyboards to international album releases by Alexis Taylor of Hot Chip, and The Howling Hex fronted by Royal Trux cofounder, Neil Hagerty.
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