I provide individually personalized professional instruction based on the background and goals of each student. My training as a teacher and as a performer is based on classic Western European pedagogical foundations. I was a student of two of the pre-eminent teachers (piano, organ, composition and classical improvisation) of the Washington, D.C. area from 1985 - 2002. My teaching studio is one of the most fully complete in the area, with two Steinway B pianos, a full MIDI recording suite, electronic classical organ and 2 manual harpsichord. I am a member of all of the major music teacher organizations in the area. Each lesson with me is individually recorded in an assignment book so that practice goals clearly guide my students through their week's practice sessions. I teach privately over the internet or in my studio which is in the Washington, D.C. metro area.
I most enjoy witnessing the solid progress that my students achieve -- especially when they improve in their sight-reading skills and musicality. When a student is proficient enough, it is a pleasure to provide accompaniment for their pieces (when appropriate) on my second Steinway. Several of my students appear each year in a local music festival. I am especially pleased when students become able to read and learn a score on their own. Rhythm and ear training are both important aspects of my work with students.