It is wonderful to be part of creating beauty in this world by sharing the gift of music.
What is unique about my teaching?
I notice that I am able to put students at ease and help them to relax into a sweet joy spot, where learning and playing the piano become optimal. There are so many smiles and giggles in our lessons, and yet students are working hard and expanding their version of their personal best. I enjoy helping them come alive through piano study, and to develop more of a sense of themselves and possibility. I begin with the notion that they are pianists already, and we aim to uncover evidence for this. I enjoy helping them to develop a kinesthetic awareness and deeper connection to their inner world, and integration with their outer world by doing imagery exercises. Aside from teaching the fundamentals of piano, I focus on nurturing creative expression, meaningful artistry, and spontaneity at the piano.
Here is a little about my professional background:
~Master of Music, Piano Pedagogy, University of Oregon, 2004
~Recipient of Graduate research award to fund masters thesis “Injury Prevention and Awareness: Developing Proper Posture and Hand Position in the Beginning Student”
~Trained in early childhood music
~Harmony Road Piano School Certified
~16 years teaching experience
~Active Member of MTNA and OMTA
~Integrating creativity and experimentation in piano study
~Evolutionary learning/creativity courses & kinesthetic learning courses and research
~Technique development and injury prevention research
~Master’s Thesis: Developing proper technique in the beginning student and injury prevention
~Guiding you toward a sense of empowerment, well-being, ease of motion, greater body awareness, artistic expression and rewarding experience of learning and sharing your artistry.