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PIANO INSTRUCTION

My teaching is focused on cultivating musical excellence.   The emphasis is on developing musical insight and healthy technique. Personal responsibility is central to our lessons.  I take a long view of piano study.  We are each on our own musical journey, with our own perspective, regardless of professional aspiration, age or skill level.  In addition to my career as a pianist, I have been teaching piano since I was a teenager.

PEDAGOGY

I offer guidance to teachers of piano  with an interest in the specifics of technique and the relational aspects of teaching.  I have assisted many beginning teachers with specialized consultations on the practical, philosophical and psychological challenges of teaching.

CAREER AND COLLEGE COUNSELING

A career is the outgrowth of relationships, artistic development, and aspirational planning.  Having a rational, systematic approach is the key.  Having a “game plan”– regarding artistic and career goals– is the foundation for selecting the most appropriate college/conservatories.  Having a thoughtful plan of action is essential.

As the former director of a preeminent pre-college program, I utilize both my experience and ongoing relationships in offering direction to students and families.   A co-ordinated approach with a student’s current teacher is preferred.

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