Thank you for your interest in pursuing musical studies with me! If you’ve studied before and want to improve upon your musical knowledge and piano skills, or have a child that is new to piano, I would like to shed light on my strengths & strategies to help you decide if you’d like to work together.
I have ten years’ experience teaching piano. I am a continuing student of the Royal Conservatory of Music, having obtained my Level Ten Piano certificate, certification in Teaching Elementary Piano and Teaching Intermediate Piano. I believe that a great teacher must also be a student in order to bring the best to their students.
As a teacher, I have a well-rounded approach to music, supported by knowledge of music history, theory and harmony. With this foundation, I have flexibility in how and what to teach my students, and strongly believe that every lesson must be tailored to the student’s learning style and needs.
My musical talents lie in ear training, playing artistically, and sight reading - three elements that I want to pass along to my students. With solid ear training, students learn how to understand what they hear and how to transfer it to piano. With time, this means that students can play songs they know even without reading music, and they can create music of their own easily. Playing artistically means understanding what the composer’s intention behind the music is, and translating this intention to emotive and beautiful playing. Good sight reading skills allow musicians to quickly learn how to play the music they love, which I can attest is a very rewarding and fulfilling experience.
It’s important for each student to understand why they are taking piano lessons, and to gradually become immersed in the abundant benefits of studying music.
Yes, I have a curriculum for all my students, but there must also be joy in learning. My job as a teacher is to find a way to motivate my students to understand that most worthwhile things require a certain amount of time and effort. I ask my students to commit to daily practice, which sometimes requires support from you. I commit to maintaining communication and ongoing dialogue with you, so that we can achieve the greatest benefits and outcomes of your child’s studies, while maintaining joy in learning.
When a teacher loves music, their enthusiasm is contagious. I am a music teacher because I want to pass along my own love of music. I teach because I love it.