Fall in love with the piano
Why do it if you don't love it? And with me, you will.
I remember the first time I ever heard a piano, the sound floating out of a window on a July day. It was magical. I didn't know then that it was a Rachmaninoff Concerto, but I knew I wanted to do that, to make that sound myself.
I was fortunate to have extraordinary teachers, people with enormous passion and talent. Gerald Price taught me "juicy chords" and Joanne Brackeen said, "if it's not about love, there's something wrong with it."
Tom Lawton taught me the Taubman technique for dancing with the piano, instead of fighting it.
Learning piano is thrilling, and I look forward to the way it unfolds with each new student I teach as well. Watching you light up as you understand new connections, or show me a new passage that you're just floating through--it's a new delight every day.
Every new student is a gift
I love to teach.
It's a pleasure to meet you where you are in your journey, and to discover your path forward, together. I'll make sure your assignments are always a little bit challenging--something that makes you stretch--but also something you can master and be proud of.
I'll match my teaching style to your learning style; it's what has kept students working with me for many years at a time. I've taught hundreds of people, of all ages and abilities. If you have the passion, I will meet you there and move you forward.