I've been teaching music since the 70s, in public schools and in private studio situations. I have a Masters in Music Performance and Music Education and offer lessons in piano, organ, guitar, and voice. I no longer teach in the school system, but am now focused on private instruction. I love the one-on-one teaching,as it allows me to incorporate my "3P style" of teaching: "Personal, Practical, Panoramic". What that means to me is - instruction adapted to the individuals' learning styles, goals, and overall development.
I find my job to be very rewarding and fun. It is really exciting to see people develop their musical skills and have a chance to see how much fun playing an instrument or learning to sing can be. I love the variety of working with total beginners as well as experienced students, looking to add to their talents. Music is good for our well-being, and a deeper knowledge and appreciation for it is something that can last a lifetime and add so much to it.
Mary was very patient and encouraging with my 91 year old father.
It was quick and easy and helped me find an instructor who rocks!
I like to chat with students or their parent or grandparent prior to scheduling, to get an idea of goals and prior experience. That way I can have appropriate materials ready at the first lesson. If desired, they can swing by the studio to check things out and get acquainted before the first lesson.