My studio is located in Eden Prairie, Minnesota. I teach private lessons on morning, afternooon, or evenings to children and adults, beginners to advanced.
I prefer teaching beginners using the Suzuki Method for which I have been qualified since 1972. Music is taught by providing a nurturing environment such as the one every child was immersed in while learning their native language. Playing piano beautifully is emphasized at the beginning as a preparation to read music well, when ready.
I am prepared to teach the traditional way as well, which will naturally occur to Suzuki students once their piano playing technique and beautiful sound production are established— just as children start reading after they can talk.
Education and training
Master of Music in Piano Pedagogy and Performance, University of St. Thomas, St. Paul, MN
Bachelor of Science in Piano and Interior Design, School of Music, Indiana University, Bloomington, IN
Trained in Suzuki Piano Method, Suzuki Association of the Americas (SAA)