~ Piano Lessons from the Heart ~
As a teacher I am amazed by my students. They consistently arrive at their lessons ready to learn, and ready to help me to understand how to teach them. I approach each student as an individual and use piano instruction to guide them to become well rounded musicians.
Some of my students may want to play to express a mood they are in, to compose something out of the blue, to play for family, school or community - or improvise with their friends. Others may use learning the piano as a stepping stone for playing other instruments.
My heart sings with joy when I hear piano music, and I find that the students who study with me are here because they love music, especially the piano.
During lessons we use an assortment of method books, exercise books, sheet music, supplementary materials, improvisation, student or teacher created compositions and standard classical repertoire.
Some of my past students have gone on to become music teachers and educators. Most are still connected with their music and enjoy sharing it with their families and friends.
Serving pre-K-12 students from: Incline Public Schools, Lake Tahoe School, Tahoe Expedition Academy, Kings Beach Elementary School, Tahoe City Schools, Sage Ridge Academy and adult students from the Lake Tahoe Basin.
Private Piano Instructor since 1983
Bachelor of Science in Music Education K-12, Montana State University, Billings 1986
Masters of Music, University of Nevada, Reno 1994
Adjunct Faculty at Sierra Nevada College 1987-1999 teaching Private Piano, Music Theory & Midi Composition
Adjunct Faculty at University of Nevada Reno 1994-1997 teaching Functional Piano to Music Majors
Member and local chairperson for American College of Musicians National Guild of Piano Teachers since 1991
Member Music Teachers’ National Association
Member and Webmaster for the Northern Nevada Music Teachers’ Association