Keyboard, Music Theory, Piano, Music
Where are Lessons Offered
In Teacher Studio
In Student Home
I have a lot of fun teaching piano - any genre all levels. Teach Ear Training, Accompanying, Theory, chording, history, improvising and composition. I like to use the Well-Prepared Pianist Institute method of teaching piano which is the best way to teach technique I have ever seen.
I have been teaching in this area now for about 14 years and have enjoyed every minute of it. I have had many students successfully play for jazz bands, choirs, other students' adjudications, with the Mukilteo Chamber Orchestra.
I love what I do, and I love my students!
I'm heavily involved with the Snohomish County Music Teachers Association and offer a lot of different events for students to play for.
I am also Center Representative for the Music Development Program which is the same program as the Royal Conservatory of Music in Canada and similar to RCM in Britain and around the world. I offer students the chance to get high school credit for Grades 6, 7 and 8 piano.
My Musical Education Background
Royal Conservatory of Toronto and various subsequent teachers at the University of Arkansas, Leonard Richter, graduate of Julliard, Royal Conservatory and the Ukraine, Nina Postolovskaya who plays with the Moscow Symphony in Russia. I also have been studying the Well Prepared Pianist Institute way of teaching Russian technique which is fantastic! It helps students to learn much faster than the standard method, and a student usually can progress to level 3 (Conservatory) in about 1 year.
I have played for churches, choirs, musicals, 4 different jazz bands, been music directory for Curtain Call Musical theatre when it was still in business. I have experience accompanying school choirs, and have also done solo and ensemble for students.
Genres and Subjects Taught
Classical, Jazz, Pop, Rock music.
How to accompany for choirs, bands and ensembles.
How to compose a song.
Theory - making it fun to learn theory and easy!
Tuition is $125.00 per month for ½ hour.
$175.00 per month for 45 minutes once a week
$210.00 per month for 1 hour
Ages / Skill Levels Taught
My Certifications and Awards
Nationally and State Certified Piano Teacher.
Past President of the Snohomish County Music Teachers Association, Member of Washington State Music Teachers Association, Music Teachers National Association. Have played and performed for Cascadia Jazz Band and Mood Swings Jazz Bands in Lynnwood.
Have also performed as pianist for Gateway Middle School, Silver Firs Elementary School, and Explorer Middle School choirs.
Center Representative of the Music Development Program that has been approved of and sanctioned by Carnegie Hall.
Certified Advanced Rudiments teacher - which is how to make theory FUN!
My Musical Influences
Jane Tan, Emerson Lake and Palmer, Chopin, Beethoven, Debussy, Supertramp, David Brubeck, Chick Correa, Yanni, Exchange, and various professional musicians I have worked with.
Students really are comfortable with you." "Your students really play expressively, and with a great sense of rhythm." "My child LOVES music thanks to you!" "You are a Great Teacher". March 2009 comments from the Washington State Music Teachers Association adjudicator (Sandra Mauchley) about the 15 students in the studio who played for her: This is a direct quote: "These students played with so much expression and vitality. Their rhythm was outstanding and they played with a wide variety of tone colors (beautiful). Their melodies soared with such a gorgeous sound. Everyone performed their pieces with a strong sense of style."