Learning music is a joyful and challenging journey that fosters personal development in addition to musical growth. In teaching piano, I seek to impart a deep love of fine music that will last a lifetime. My core curriculum is based on classical repertoire and serves as a springboard for approaching music theory, history, composition and improvisation. From this core curriculum, I develop an individualized course of study for each student that includes popular and jazz styles when desired. Students in my studio can expect to develop fluency in reading music, a secure and healthy technique, and they will enjoy numerous opportunities to create and perform music.