Piano, Voice Teacher
I love children, teaching and music! At an early age I began learning to play the piano using the Suzuki method. Growing up I performed and competed in my community, including the International Jr. Gina Bachauer Piano Competition in Salt Lake City, UT. I spent 3 weeks performing in Europe on a Great German Composers Tour at age 17 —I even played Schumann’s Aufschwung (Soaring), Fantasiestück Op. 12 inside the gazebo from the Sound of Music! I have a Bachelor of Arts in Music Pedagogy from BYU Provo, UT with Piano and Voice as my instruments. I’ve been teaching for over 15 years and I believe every child can learn whatever their age!
Just as every child learns to speak a native language, so can every child learn to speak —and play or sing, a musical language. That’s what the Suzuki method, named for its founder the violinist, Dr. Shinichi Suzuki of Japan, upholds. Each student has high ability. I will emphasize tone, technique and enlist lots of parental involvement to acheive that high ability while making music integral and fun.
Students will learn a variety of technical skills in music lessons, however, they may also learn crucial life skills such as discipline, tenacity, grit, focus, goal-setting, creativity, a love for the arts and an ear for good music among many other things. It is exciting to continue learning because it is so limitless!