Music Instruction

I am interested in teaching adults who do not wish to deal with overbearing, schoolmarmish, judgmental piano instructors often encountered in childhood. I am a conservatory trained musician and psychology professor who offers a healthful, mindful, & spiritual experience at the piano. Together we learn how to make music, spontaneously, joyously, & naturally.


Adult Piano for Pleasure

I offer adult instruction in playing the piano for pleasure. Lessons focus on music-making for adults who wish to have a positive, spontaneous, and spiritual encounter with music. Older students learn on Kurzweil, Yamaha, & KORG digital pianos & synthesizers, as well as a 1957 Mason & Hamlin, Model B grand piano or a Young Chang Studio piano.

Parent & Child Music Lessons

I am happy to teach double lesson with mom or dad and child (ages 5+ years). I believe that it is important for a young child to observe the parent practicing, learning, and enjoying music with the student. Parent & child lessons are a wonderful opportunity for children and parents to bond through a new learning experience. I am also happy to provide consultation for parents who wish to expose their infant or toddler to music.


Trombone

Trombone lessons for all ages & levels. You will learn the rudiments of trombone playing in classical, jazz, & free-improvisational genres. Beginner lessons & coaching for individuals who are preparing for university or conservatory auditions.


Music Theory, Composition & Songwriting Craft

Composition instruction in classical, jazz, & popular music.


Wind Gap Studios