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Piano Faculty (Suzuki)

Private Instruction
Suzuki Education
Suzuki Group Classes
Musicianship I, II, III, IV

Available For

MM DePaul University

Basic Teaching Philosophy or Special Music Interests/Specialties

In my teaching I focus on:
Quality of musicianship, i.e. realizing the score with accuracy and integrity
Development of effective technique
Theorical understanding of formal structure and harmonic language
Interpretive understanding of stylistic and historical perspective
Communication of the expressive content inherent in the score
Enjoyment and appreciation of music in general and especially the piano and its repertoire

I apply these concepts to all of my students, adjusting to each student in the most effective way based on their age and level of playing. My goal is to make piano study rewarding and enjoyable for all students.

Professional Affiliations & Activities

Board Member - North Shore Music Teachers Association
Board Member - Liszt Society of America Chicago Chapter
Board Member - RendezvousArts Chamber Music Lecture Recitals- DePaul University,
Art Institute of Chicago


Interests/hobbies outside of music
Most memorable musical moment?
What do you love about playing your instrument?

Interests/hobbies outside of music:
Golf, skiing, Art Museums and cooking

Most memorable musical moment:
My first live performance on WFMT Radio included my favorite piano work- Liszt Sonata in B minor

What do you love about playing your instrument:
Playing the piano seems to me the perfect combination of physical movement, as in dance or sports, with intellectual and emotional communication.

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