Not company owned or operated, I stand to provide music education at exactly what that means - teaching music. Not just notes or rhythm, but the true meaning behind music. Although I have trained classically for over 16 years and am well versed in reading music and the like, i’ve learned to put far more emphasis on not only reading music, but playing as it was intended. This is a knowledge I intend to pass down to my students.
Music is it’s own reward. Through setting a goal (learning a song you love) and then taking steps to reach that goal, you are constantly rewarded as you see your progression toward greatness. Once you reach your goal, you can share your work with others around you and spread joy and happiness through the beautiful music you create. This is why i love music so much.
Frequently asked questions
What is your typical process for working with a new student?
Assess what level they are at: can they read music, do they have control over their hands, etc. From there, i decide which pattern of lessons will expediate their learning process toward their specific goal.
What education and/or training do you have that relates to your work?
I have been taking personal piano lessons since i was 5 years old, and am now studying piano performance at the Univesity of Texas at Austin.
Do you have a standard pricing system for your lessons? If so, please share the details here.
20 dollars per hour lesson.
How did you get started teaching?
A program at my school introduced me to working with beginners, and since then I have felt a passion for helping people who are interested in music grow.
What types of students have you worked with?
All kinds, from those who don’t know anything about music notation to those who need help phrasing a difficult passage of an etude.
Describe a recent event you are fond of.
Giving a solo piano performance at one of my volunteer orchestra’s recitals, simply because the conductor felt she should showcase my playing ability.
What advice would you give a student looking to hire a teacher in your area of expertise?
Find a teacher who will suit your needs. Not all instructors will be receptive to different approaches at learning as I am. So no matter who you decide on, be sure they can further your musical intentions.
What questions should students think through before talking to teachers about their needs?
What do you look to gain from music? Technical proficiency or thorough understanding? There are teachers who will be able to take your technical ability to new heights, and then there are those who will emphasize the musicality of the notes you are playing. Decide what is more important to you, and then the instructor can help further your path.