As a 5 year old child, I was captivated by the church's Baldwin grand piano. I vividly remember seeing the piano up close and knowing I had to play piano. My dad, a local math teacher, traded tutoring for my very first piano lessons.
From the beginning, composing and performing were so intertwined, I couldn't stop making new songs. Today I still play piano but also get to serve others in their piano transformations.
Yes, I have the fancy creds - a Cum Laude in undergraduate music. Masters work in piano pedagogy. Students who have performed at Carnegie Hall, competed in the Roland National Composition Finals, recorded their own singles and albums, and even launched their music careers.
But that's not really what matters.
What matters: is this a good fit for you?
As a pianist, my real life music experience makes me a better piano coach for you. I'm in the studio recording piano tracks, licensing songs for ads, practicing piano, & performing. Most piano teachers I meet no longer make music professionally.
As a composer, my real life interaction with students makes me a better composer. This motivated group of musicians, inspire me with the music they write, the way they see the world, and their dedication to their craft. They keep me on my toes and current on music trends.
This studio accepts a select group of dedicated students, by interview only. And I serve this group well.
I can't wait to meet you and get started!