Significant teachers and mentors:
Gilda Barston, Richard Hirschl, and Alan Stepansky
Teaching philosophy and areas of expertise:
As a teacher, I aim to instill music appreciation and performance ability in each of my students by developing habits of excellence, commitment, and creativity. I believe every individual has potential to learn and perform at his or her highest level. Since all students differ, lessons are structured as engaging opportunities to encourage each person’s strengths and identify solutions for weaknesses. I hope to inspire my students to pay music forward as a gift to themselves and to the community. The study of music is not an end to itself but a means of developing great character.
Professional affiliations & activities:
Pi Kappa Lambda Society (Epsilon Omicron Chapter); Suzuki Association of the Americas
Interests outside of music:
If I'm not practicing, you can find me baking, cooking, reading, swing dancing, and/or dreaming of living in a British seaside cottage.
Favorite composer or piece to play:
I'm a huge fan of the Baroque and Romantic eras.