- Ear Training
- Jazz Improvation
- Music Theory (Beginner-Intermediate)
Expressing music is similar to expressing something in words, and yet it is also a means of communication that is its own unique language. When music can make people feel deep emotion, and when it can express images and stories, that is truly beautiful. I feel accomplished when I know that I make people feel an emotional connection to the music that I am performing. As a student majoring in music, I have been working on piano performance, focusing on how I can achieve that emotional communication with my audience in a better way, with a clear understanding of the style of the music, and the art of phrasing and technique. My teaching goal is to develop students’ musicality, technique, and knowledge that enable them to play the piano connecting their emotional communication to music.
I have bachelor’s degree in Jazz Studies and piano from University of Wisconsin - Milwaukee.
I studied classical piano with Prof. Elena Abend, jazz improvisation and theory with Prof. Curt Hanrahan, and jazz piano and jazz arranging with Louis Cucunato. I also took piano courses and private piano pedagogy sessions with Dr. Margaret Otwell.
I performed in piano master classes, juries and other events such as accompanying concerto competitions and woodwind/brass juries. I was also a pianist in the school jazz band, jazz combos and substitute pianist for the youth jazz band.
I had jazz piano lessons outside school with Mark Davis, who is an author of “Hal Leonard Jazz Piano Method”, which opened up more varieties of ways to approach playing jazz and jazz education. I also experienced accompanying for Suzuki String group classes. That experience let me observe more ways to approach music teaching. Volunteering for kids summer language school classes also opened more ideas about how to communicate with kids. It connected up the language teaching and music teaching. If we can provide materials and atmosphere that they can enjoy learning, as language sticks into their ears and bodies and so does music. It strengthen my idea of fun music lessons even more.
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