I started teaching piano at six.
My mom says I lined up my Beanie Babies, taught a lesson, and never stopped.
I've been playing the piano since before I can remember. It's logical yet emotive; striking as a percussion instrument, but also gentle. Studying it builds a musical foundation; operas, musicals, and church services all need the piano.
I had teachers who showed me this breadth of the instrument and tailored lessons to my personality. Alongside Bach, Haydn, and Mozart, they taught me how to arrange “Beauty and the Beast,” work with a choir, and play ragtime duets. They fostered a love of music to outlast the challenge of learning a new skill.
The same attentive and creative approach is what I give my students. Musicmaking is a place for your child to take healthy risks, develop self-assessment, and celebrate accomplished goals. It involves a person’s whole self and as a result, every pianist is unique. I collaborate with a play therapist and social worker to create a holistic education plan for each student. Her field expertise in early childhood development informs my teaching and helps me identify individual learning styles.
I commit to give every student a solid foundation for lifelong engagement with music through a personalized curriculum of songs, music theory, ear-training skills, and music exposure. And since you're there every day with your child’s growth, I empower you as the piano parent through insightful feedback and one-to-one practice coaching.
Sticking with piano means your child uses technical ability for musical expression and exploration. Let’s explore how I can be part of that process.
Music Teacher’s National Association
National Association for Music Education
New York State Music Teachers Association
Piano Congress of NY
Music Journalist for I CARE IF YOU LISTEN, a digital publication specializing in contemporary classical music
B.Mus in Sacred Music Piano Performance from Moody Bible Institute
Private study with Margrit Zimmerman (Tchaikovsky Conservatoire)