I offer students a chance to explore and create with the piano in a positive and supportive environment. The individual needs and interests of each student are carefully considered; lessons and music are planned accordingly.  Assignments are created in a sequential manner, so the individual progresses in a pedagogically efficient fashion. Students receive a well-rounded musical education, and although performance is an integral part of study, students will not be made to perform pieces far above their level, simply for the purpose of winning a competition or impressing an audience. Students are led to understand musical concepts and develop skills that will prepare them for whatever their future in music may be. 

Please note that no two students are exactly alike, and students learn at different rates of speed. Even brothers and sisters within families differ radically in motivation and temperament. Therefore, I approach students as individuals and attempt to challenge each according to their own unique potential. Music is not easy, and may not always be "fun"; however given sufficient time and practice, it becomes enjoyable to try and master the many different aspects of this art.

Music is a language, and like any language there are fundamentals which must be mastered prior to advancing.  During a course of study, I attempt to cover all areas of musicianship: theory, technique, ear-training, sight-reading, performance, and a comprehensive study of musical literature in a progressive fashion that is appropriate to the individual's age and level.  A well-rounded musical education helps students define for themselves what music means to them.