- Ear Training
- Music History
- Music Theory (Advanced)
- Music Theory (Beginner-Intermediate)
- RCM - Advanced Rudiments
- RCM - Basic Rudiments
- RCM - History
- RCM - Intermediate Rudiments
Music is found within everybody, and as a teacher it is my role to help every individual connect with, nurture and grow, and express their inner music for themselves and to the world. I believe in a focus on the strengths of the individual to build confidence, and fostering a passion and a love for music that is life long. My approach is unique to each student, and I like to use measurable goals for each week. These are tailored to the students needs with some input from their perspective. I prefer to use a combination of standard and recommended repertoire alongside musical choices made by the student.
Teacher and student should work as a team - the hallmark of a successful teacher should be a legacy of students who continue to play and enjoy music even after they move on to their career no matter which path they pursue. Lessons should have an element of fun and excitement for students, even when the material is challenging. Music is a journey and it is my privilege to walk with my students to the destination wherever it leads.
I am an experienced multi-instrumental teacher currently working at Level 10 RCM with the goal of obtaining an ARCT. I have also completed all my theory up to and including Harmony and History Level 1.
I have had several music teachers whose primary background was performance, currently I am studying with two teachers - one who has a performance degree, and the other is a well known local Voice teacher who is involved in several community music ventures and competitions.
I have several years of church worship band experience doing mainly piano, but also filling in on other instruments as needed, and I have prior classical ensemble experience with a smaller community orchestra back in my hometown.
Top Teacher 2016 - Steinway Piano Gallery
I have spent 12 years as a music teacher and educator and have a legacy of former students studying and working in various fields who still return to their instrument regularly. I have coached auditions for University students, successfully submitted dozens of candidates to exam programs at advanced levels, and accompanied for exams, festivals, and events. I am a skilled arranger and transcriber of music with several of my works published and for sale, along with original compositions for various instruments. I have also been a DJ and occasional karaoke host for several years which has helped me make strides in dealing with performance anxiety and given me working knowledge of sound gear and apparatus which enables me to have some very epic recitals. Stage presence and learning how to perform, not just play music, are skills I have also gained through the entertainment industry. I also have extensive experience with children who have Autism (verbal and non-verbal), Downs Syndrome, Cerebral Palsy, Sensory/procession disorders, Dyslexia/dysgraphia, visual impairment, hearing impairment, and other non neuro-typical classifications. I believe in possibilities not disabilities, and that the music knows no limitations.
30 Minutes: $39.00
45 Minutes: $49.00
60 Minutes: $59.00
There is a one-time registration fee of 25 $ charged with the first lessons. All Taxes are included in prices, if applicable
NOTE: Your Credit card will be charged ONLY when the first lesson is set up and confirmed with the teacher