I am an award winning, pi kappa lambda honoree, summa cum laude graduate of Syracuse University’s school of Visual and Performing Arts, Setnor School of Music, where I received a four-year music director’s talent scholarship.
I am classically trained and play all styles of music, from classical to jazz to pop. I teach and perform saxophone, flute, clarinet, and piano. I work professionally with a large Philadelphia based entertainment company, as well as with local bands in the Philadelphia area.
My Teaching Philosophy
I want my students to learn music that they are the most interested in playing, which I feel is an important part of the lesson. I also will make sure they build up their theory skills (note names, key signatures, rhythms, chord names, etc.) and scales as well to compliment the music they are learning.
I am always very friendly and patient with my students. I make sure they are learning at a pace that is best for them and making progress in a fun way!
My Teaching Background
I teach piano, saxophone, flute, and clarinet to all ages and skill levels. I am on the list of Council Rock's recommended private music teachers. I enjoy working with students who just want to play for fun, as well as those who are looking to compete in local competitions. I have been involved in County, District, Regional, and All-States bands, concerto/jazz competitions, music composition contests, and the Youth Orchestra of Bucks County (YOBC).
I have been taking private music lessons myself since I was 8 years old and have had many teachers over the years. From my experience, I have really learned what and what not to do when teaching a student. I will provide my own students with a custom teaching style (books and curriculum vary from student to student) to fit their personal skill levels.
I am a member of the Bucks County Association of Piano Teachers: http://www.buckscountypianoteachers.com/find-a-teacher.html
I am on the list of approved private music teachers for Council Rock: http://www.crsd.org/cms/lib5/PA01000188/Centricity/Domain/38/Private%20Teachers%20Public%20List.pdf