I am a very patient and friendly, yet accomplished and focused piano teacher. I strive to create a relaxed, supportive learning atmosphere where I guide students to reach their greatest musical potential. I am a classically-trained pianist who appreciates most styles of music. I offer the opportunity to learn the best of classical piano technique and music theory for flawless skill and mind-body techniques for ease and relaxation, while also inspiring artistry and expressiveness, encouraging students to find their own musical voice. I am an especially good teacher for shy beginners of all ages, adults who studied music when they were young and want to come back to music after a long hiatus, and people who have had negative previous experiences with music lessons.

I work loosely from the Faber Piano Adventures Series with beginners, teaching a variety of musical styles, music theory, ear training and improvisation. These skills provide a solid foundation of musicianship for all musicians. In the intermediate and advanced levels, I have a particular passion for teaching classical music and helping musicians of other styles expand their technique, go deeper into their individual expression and hone their “chops”.

In addition, I am a holistic, alternative health practitioner and employ these skills in separate healing sessions for performance-related injuries or in tandem with music lessons for those who seek to heal from performance anxieties, creative blocks, the belief that they are not “musical”, or any else that hinders the flow of their music.