Private Lessons are offered weekly in 30-, 45-, or 60-minute sessions, depending upon the student’s age and experience level. Students are expected to practice a minimum of five days per week on a well-maintained, preferably acoustic, instrument. As part of taking private lessons, students are provided with a variety of studio opportunities, such as recitals.
Mastery of any musical instrument involves not only being able to play the correct notes at the correct time, but also being able to express feelings and tell stories through music. It is my goal to develop the necessary skills in each student to provide a comprehensive understanding of music that will enable them to perform with enjoyment and musicality.
A supportive atmosphere with honest critique encourages students to become independent learners. I teach my students strategies for efficient learning that they can use in their at-home practice and urge students to become self-motivated and make changes to their own playing. It is my goal to teach students to become self-sufficient problem solvers, a skill that will not only help in their music study, but in all aspects of life.
I approach music education comprehensively through weekly private lessons and studio events. During lessons, time is spent on technique, sight-reading, ear-training, theory, and repertoire. An emphasis is placed on classical repertoire, although students are always encouraged to bring music that interests them and aids them in reaching their personal musical goals.
I believe that music benefits all individuals, regardless of age and ability. The studio is comprised of students of preschool age, retired adults, and all ages in between. Musical study develops not only a love of music, but also important skills for life – such as concentration, perseverance, creativity, diligence, and dedication. Parents are strongly encouraged to be actively involved in and supportive of their child’s music education.
Through music study, we learn to appreciate the beauty in the world…I hope you’ll join me and encourage the inner musician in you or your child!