I offer a complete music education.
• practice and memorization techniques which are effective
• Students acquire the skills needed to perform.
• Technique/position stressed.
• I am personally available to students seven days per week for additional help, lessons, or any extra questions.
• I offer valuable theory lessons. If more than one in the family, one can do theory while the other has piano. Works well.
• I give periodic theory exams (for those interested)
MUSIC NOTES emailed after each lesson to provide guidance for the week. Practice is required.
We can meet for a free trial lesson, and decide if we are a match. References if you wish.
My joy is sharing my love of music with my students.
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I enjoy watching my students progress not only in their ability to make music but to appreciate all the different genres of music.
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1. Get to know what my students goals and aspirations are.
2. How much time do they have to dedicate to the art of learning piano?
3. As a professional pianist and singer, I love to show my students how the "final product" can sound like with a little work and commitment.
I received my music education degree from Shenandoah University. (Formerly called Shenandoah College and Conservatory)
I was a former Fairfax County music teacher for over 13 years.
I am Music Director of the Protestant Community at Quantico Marine Base as well as freelance pianist, composer, arranger and private teacher,
My fees start at $35 for 30 minute lesson.
I adjust according and give discounts to families, longer lessons, etc.
Students only need to commit monthly.
First lesson / consultation is complimentary.
Fairfax County Schools contacted me and invited me to come in for two positions that they needed a qualified person. This was in part due to my excellent experience when I first was starting out.
I have worked with children, both beginners and advanced.
I also teach beginner and advanced adults who have busy work schedules. This includes some piano teachers who asked me to teach them advanced improvisation.
Working with a physically disabled child on voice and recorder lessons. Both the child and her parents and beyond excited, not to mention my enjoyment!
Since I work with many people in the military community, I get this question often. I advise my students and families to look for these two qualities;
1. Look for a nice person; a person who will instill the love of not only piano / singing, but music and the arts in general. I show my students how music brings classical ballet to life - for example.
2. Someone who performs their craft (piano & voice) on a regular basis.
So many, it depends on the individual.