Significant teachers and mentors:
James Giles, Alon Goldstein, Willard Schultz, Golda Tatz, Nelita True
Teaching philosophy and areas of expertise:
My approach to teaching is flexible with each student or ensemble, providing tailored instruction based on the student’s needs in areas ranging from musical phrasing and structural harmonic analyses to discussing effective practice strategies. Rather than imposing my interpretation of music, I favor posing questions that address the “why”, providing students with the tools that will enable them to think, collaborate, create musical dialogues, and make musical decisions themselves.
Professional affiliations & activities:
Active solo and collaborative pianist in Evanston and the Chicago area.
Interests outside of music:
traveling, drawing, spending time with family and friends
Favorite composer or piece to play:
Research and presentations / publications:
Dissertation title: “Reinterpreting the Classical Music Market Crisis: An Opportunity to Innovate Concert Presentations”