Music has always been a large part of my life. I began taking piano lessons at five years old and fell in love immediately. At thirteen, I took on my first students and have continued to teach children and adults, beginner through advanced, ever since.
I share my enthusiasm with my students while teaching the skills they need to become confident players. I incorporate all styles of music (classical, jazz, blues, rock & show tunes) and tailor every lesson plan to the individual student. Music theory, history, and composition are included from the beginning. It is inspiring for me to see students progress through their lessons and grow as both musicians and well rounded people!
I am classically trained and received my ARCT in Piano Pedagogy Diploma from the Royal Conservatory of Music. I believe strongly in their comprehensive curriculum of music study and assessment which integrates repertoire, technique, theory and musicianship. Leveled advancement motivates students, helps them set and achieve goals, and instills a sense of accomplishment as they improve.
Additionally, I am a founding teacher in the Royal Conservatory Music Development Program and the Center Representative for Manhattan. In my spare time I enjoy singing in the alto section of the Park Slope Singers community choir.