I offer piano lessons for all ages, young and old, and all levels of experience. I teach a flexible, adaptable curriculum, which focuses on the needs and interests of each student.
In my lineage of teachers and performers I am only 5 generations from Beethoven. My training emphasized beauty and range of tonal color, teachnical freedom and deep immersion in the music. I also have spent many years under the mentors hip of Don Lehmann, mastering the arts of teaching, with a special emphasis on teaching adults.
I enjoy working with a range of ages and skills in my studio, as well as a range of musical genres. I get to help beginners learn their first songs and more experienced players find the deepest expression of their music. It never gets old.
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The most important thing is to get some music going. As we go along we can get to know each other and fine-tune the lessons. I start where the student is and go from there. I don't use a set curriculum but adapt available materials to each student's needs and skills.
I'm a classical pianist with skills and familiarity throughout the literature. I love playing the music of the great pianist/composers such as Rachmaninof, Chopin, Liszt, but also lots of 20th century composers, such as Poulenc. But I teach a whole range of music because my students have broad interests.
i am constantly studying new literature and new developments in education. I have extensive, post graduate education in both subjects.
I charge $75.00/hour, but bill tuition by the term in order to simplify accounting. Other arrangements are available.
I have worked with 4 year olds and 80 year olds and everyone in between. I have started newbies of 65 and helped coach professionals. I mentor other teachers and I teach lots of kids just starting out. I particularly like adults and transfer students, partly because my training emphasized this area and partly just because I do.