Music Instruction

I maintain a small teaching studio of five students per week. Since 1994 I have been teaching adult beginners who wish to play the piano for pleasure. I also teach parent-child piano lessons and trombone lessons for beginners to pre-college levels. One-hour lesson fee is $60 per lesson, paid at the beginning of each month.


Adult beginner piano

I specialize in the older adult who wishes to PLAY for pleasure.

What you will learn…

We use the Bela Bartok Mikrokosmos books for reading.

We study beginner and intermediate works by J.S. Bach, Erik Satie, Frederic Chopin, Claude Debussy, Maurice Ravel, Aaron Copland, Philip Glass, & Arvo Pärt.

We study classical & jazz approaches to music theory & ear-training.

We learn free improvisational music-making.

We study the jazz Real Books.


Parent & child conjoint piano studies

For young students, this is an excellent opportunity for parent & child bonding. Learn more here.


Trombone studies

Beginner to pre-college levels of classical trombone and improvisational playing. College audition coaching available. 

What you will learn…

The Remington studies

Arban’s Method for Trombone

Rochut Etudes

Standard orchestral excerpts

Kopprasch Etudes

Blazhevich Clef Studies

Blazhevich Sequences

Standard solo repertoire for college auditions

Jazz Real Books

Improvisation Techniques


Online Private Lessons

We meet weekly using Skype, Zoom, or FaceTime for virtual music lessons. 

Trombone Lessons On-Demand

Visit the on-demand video trombone lesson series page here.