At this stage in life, I am choosing to do those things that are most important, energizing and fun. I have always found great enjoyment performing and playing various styles of music AND come alive when guiding others to make time for music in their lives. (I have taught music privately, in public and private schools, community centers and churches for 25 years!)Currently I enjoy playing for family dances and jam informally with friends and family. I love gardening, dancing, travel and making a difference in people's lives.My Musical Education BackgroundSCHOOLINGGraduated from Berklee College of Music
BA Goddard College (Education)
Kodaly Studies - Level 1 & II Louisiana, and NYU
Orff Studies Hartt School of Music
Choral Conducting - Doreen RaoEXPERIENCE TEACHINGBoston YMCA
14 Years teaching Pre K-8 General Music, Band and Chorus - Public & Private Schools
10 Years Family Music Group Classes - Ages 0-4,
Suzuki Style Keyboard ages 5-9 at Portland Conservatory, Cape Elizabeth, Falmouth
3 years children's choir director
Private lessons, Piano, guitar, voice. Have also given lessons for trombone, sax, clarinet, flute, and mandolin.PERFORMANCEOratorio Chorale, Downeast Singers, Zemya, Maine Mass Choir, The SirensGenres and Subjects TaughtPiano - great with young beginners.
I tune in to the strengths of each student, and design lessons that are fun, motivating based on the individuals learning style.