It has been my goal to give piano students the opportunity to receive lessons in a studio/classroom type environment. Lessons in the student's home or the teacher’s home can often be distracting and progress can be slow. It is a proven fact that students who “attend” lessons will be more focused and take their role as a piano student more seriously. Piano lessons enhance many other skills such as pattern recognition, language skills, awareness of details, and memorization techniques. On an individual level, lessons provide motivation through exploration, competence and passion. Through re-enforcement, these qualities help build self-esteem. And then there is, of course, the love and sheer joy that comes from playing or creating one’s own music – a truly satisfying experience.
It has been my pleasure over the years to host our formal recitals outside of the studio. These outside venues allow the student the opportunity to perform in a formal setting. We hold several piano playing parties at the studio which are for the “students only”. These gatherings are casual and fun, with a great opportunity to perform under little pressure and socialize with other piano students.
As a member of the Guild my students are eligible to participate in the annual Guild Auditions. There is a nationally set criterion for playing and I recommend students with a high degree of dedication and time to participate in these auditions.
It is a pleasure to pass along the gift of music.