Discover the Musician Within
As a teacher, my goal is to impart the technique required for
students to produce beautiful sounds and to play with artistry…
…that perfectly crisp staccato, a beautiful crescendo or a breathtaking ritardando. As a musician, my desire is to help
students develop a lifelong appreciation for music and the arts.
My studio provides a structured and well-rounded musical education by integrating repertoire study with theory, technique and musicality. Students come to my studio with the expectation of learning to play piano, but they leave with so much more.
I offer piano instruction for youth who are at the beginning, intermediate or early advanced levels of piano study. A structured curriculum of well-selected repertoire, technique, theory, sight-reading and ear training will prepare students to play challenging music in an enjoyable way. Students have an opportunity to study many pieces, learn fundamental skills and ultimately become independent learners.
It is never too late, and you are never too old to learn to play the piano.
I’VE HEARD ADULTS SAY:
I have always wanted to learn…
I wish I hadn’t quit…
Since I retired, I finally have time to practice…
I want to take lessons with my child…
It’s on my bucket list…
The kids have moved out; I need something to fill my time…
If any of these statements sound familiar, you’ve come to the right place. We will work together to develop a flexible course of study that will have you playing the music you love.
“There is music in every child; it is the teacher’s job to find it.”
— FRANCES CLARK
Piano lessons for the special learner can be a wonderful experience for both the student, the family and the teacher. For more than 10 years, I have been teaching special learners including those with Autism, ADHD, and Cerebral Palsy. Here students with special needs are welcome and given every opportunity possible to learn to play the piano and to have fun making music.
WHAT TO EXPECT
The piano lesson for the special learner may look different from one student to another because each student is unique and has a different set of learning skills. The learning pace may be slower, but the standards remain high. A learning plan is designed for each student and tailored to their individual goals. The student, teacher and parent/guardian work together in a supportive and encouraging environment to uncover the hidden talents and abilities of each student.
Piano lessons can provide real value to the life of a special learner. When these students learn something new, it changes them. That’s exciting. The real value of the piano lesson is the joy it brings to the student as well as the positive self-esteem, self-confidence, and real feelings of independence they give.