I teach classical piano. I began teaching when I was a graduate student in the conservatory. When I began teaching piano, I was playing recitals both as a soloist and in collaboration with singers and instrumentalists. At the time I was also the pianist in the Baltimore Chamber Orchestra. I have lived in several cities, and since moving to Austin, TX, I have been teaching at several local private music studios as well as my own at home.The classical repertory historically has provided the instructional basis for all great musicians. The ways in which the great composers have expanded and enriched the musical capabilities of the piano,/ really, have covered all the technical and expressive bases. When one becomes proficient through the historic arc of this repertory, that person can confidently field any musical/technical challenge.But we study this repertory not just for its lessons in keyboard acrobatics. It's mainly because what this music has to offer is ceaselessly, inimitably beautiful and enriches our lives, our souls. This is what I focus on in lessons. Yes, we work to learn the most efficient and productive ways of practicing. And yes, we fix fingerings and physical stumbling blocks. But all of that is always with the goal of the music's beauty firmly in sight.