I have a Bachelor of Music in Piano Performance and have been teaching piano and theory for 20+ years. From the youngest beginner to the advanced student, I enjoy getting to know each individual and helping them grow their skills to become better musicians.
My approach is largely classical, with emphasis on a healthy technical approach to the piano, keyboard knowledge, artistry, and music theory. I use the Russian based series “Tales of a Musical Journey” by Irina Gorin for beginning students to help them understand how to play with ease and confidence. I also introduce elements of composition, improvisation, keyboard harmony and history to further develop musical skills.
Learning how to connect with music, practice effectively, and perform confidently are the main focuses of my teaching. Students who understand and enjoy music will be able to communicate thoughts and emotions through their playing. Music is considered a performing art, so I encourage students to work towards recitals, exams, masterclasses, festivals or other venues that provide a clear path. I host my own recitals twice a year, and encourage students to collaborate with other musicians through duets or accompanying.