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Teaching Philosophy

     Students learn best in a nurturing environment with individualized instruction. Teaching piano is my passion, and I will do whatever it takes to meet my students where they are and make them successful as musicians. My hope for my students as they progress is for them to reach a level of mastery and understanding where they can move beyond technical proficiency to use music expressively.

     My students will learn good practice and performance techniques, how to read music, and basic improvisation. I provide accountability through practice goals. For younger students, I use a fun reward system.

     My curriculum is drawn from popular method books, like the Faber & Faber series, which I supplement with solo literature that appeals to the individual student.

     I hope that my students move on from my lessons with a better understanding of music, a sense of real accomplishment, skills in playing the piano that they can use throughout their lives, and a deeper love of music.