Teaching Philosophy

As a teacher, my main goal is to instill in my students a love of music, to teach a firm musical foundation, to unlock musicial expressivity, and to guide students toward eventual independence by fostering the inner teacher and musician in each student. I strive to teach an age-appropriate and well-balanced curriculum that not only addresses each student's individual strengths and weaknesses, but to teach important musical skills such as sight-reading, technique, music theory, music history, and ear training. I focus on teaching students how to most effectively learn, practice, memorize, and perform. Regular performance opportunities are provided for the students as well as other opportunities as needed.

 I believe in having an inspirational and positive teaching attitude and to each lesson, I bring both discipline and fun. I challenge all of my students to meet and beat their personal bests by providing honest feedback. I believe that the rapport between teacher and student is crucial to success, and strive to actively maintain a supportive and nurturing relationship with my students.

If you have any questions about how I teach or what my philosophy is, please contact me. By the way, the best way to really find out how a lesson goes with me is to contact me and sign up for your first complimentary, obligation-free trial lesson with me.