My piano studio consists of a Yamaha acoustic baby grand where students take their lessons and perform recitals. A nearby stereo with speakers and cd player serves my younger students with instrumental backups. This is excellent for keeping rhythm and learning the sounds of various instruments. I teach ages six through adult all styles of music (Jazz & Blues, Classical and Popular) as well as music theory and technique, music history, composition, and memorization techniques. SEE STUDENT PERFORMANCES.
Students are given composition exercises as part of their theory lesson and have the opportunity to compose and transfer finished pieces to Finale songwriter as well as perform original compositions on recitals if desired. A notebook and individualized lesson plan are given to each student as well as music history magazines which focus on a different composer each month. I encourage students to perform duets and ensembles with one another. Students will study pieces from their lesson books as well as technical exercises and supplemental works from various time periods. Teaching piano is my passion and I enjoy all levels. My students have participated in National Music Achievement Award Programs and received certificates with honors from the Florida State Music Teachers Association. STUDENT VIDEO