My teaching style is friendly, playful and encouraging and always comes with a focus on having passion and a sense of wonder for the piano. I am quite detailed in my approach to taking music apart to help students learn how to listen effectively, as well as how to efficiently use the entire body.
I also believe it's important for teachers to demonstrate at the piano during lessons (many do not), so that students can hear different concepts and watch how using the body one way produces a completely different sound than when it's used in another manner. Following each lesson, I provide students with a page of detailed practice notes.
I shy away from the competitive, institutionalized approach of churning out students whose primary ambition is to win prizes and accolades. Rather, I strive to inspire in students, a sense of wonder for the piano and in the power of music to move people in meaningful ways.
In addition to my own private teaching, I frequently accept requests from piano teachers who ask if I would give their student a coaching, particularly if they're working on the music of Bach. I love to play the music of Bach and am happy to provide meaningful feedback!
I believe that every student has an individual voice at the instrument and I try to match my teaching to the personality of each student. To get in touch, please click the Contact Me link to your left. Online lessons available.
I've made videos related to how I practice at the piano. Here are a few!