We'll help you compare music teachers...


Santa Monica, CA 90405 (map)

Lessons Offered


Where are Lessons Offered

In Student Home

About Me

For over 20 years, I have enjoyed enabling countless students of all ages to realize their dreams of learning to play the piano. 

I have always had students in addition to working as a composer and performer. As a professional musician, my philosophy is that my students should have the opportunity to learn all of the skills needed to become professional musicians themselves. I tailor my
approach to the student’s individual needs, capabilities and goals.  Following every lesson, I give each student a written plan to work on for the week so they will progress successfully and with organized thinking.

My overall goal is to nurture a love and enthusiasm for music.

For more information, visit (contact me)



My Musical Education Background

University of California, Berkeley, B.A.

New England Conservatory of Music, Diploma

Dick Grove Composing & Arranging Program

Cal State Univ., Northridge. Teaching Credential K-12 Music - Choir.

Orff I Certification

Genres and Subjects Taught

--Piano lessons for ages 5 and up.  Beginning through Advanced Intermediate.  Classical Approach including repertoire, ear training, music theory, sight reading, technical skills. 

Other options to include: Jazz improvisation for Intermediate Classical level students;  Pop, Broadway, Jazz standards.

--Coaching for auditions - piano, vocal.



Lesson Rates

For Live Online Lessons, contact me for price quotes.


For Live In-Person Lessons, contact me for price quotes.


Ages / Skill Levels Taught

Ages 5 and up.  Beginning through Advanced Intermediate. 

It's never too late to learn to play as long as you're willing to practice :)

My Certifications and Awards

Orff I Certification.

Teaching credential K-12

My Musical Influences

My favorite composer is J.S. Bach.  His compositions raised music to a level it may never have reached had he not existed!  Other influences, to name a few:  Barry Harris, Bill Evans, Tommy Flanagan, Dick Grove, Maurizio Pollini, Count Basie, Duke Ellington.

Service Area

Student Reviews

Pacific Palisades, CA

Ferris a great teacher, I started piano myself with an app and got stuck at a certain skill level. She quickly helped me to progress and helped me to go to the next level.

Popular Lessons

Nearby Locations

We'll connect you with teachers ready to help you learn

Teacher Selected


What instrument(s) would you like lessons for?

most popular

+view all lesson types

What is the age of the student?

What is the skill level of the student?

Where will lessons take place?

Do you have an instrument to practice on?

When do you want lessons to begin?

Compare additional teachers? 


Almost done - last step!

How should teachers contact you?

Please enter the student name
A valid email address is required.
A valid phone number is required.

Leave a Review for

Let others know about Girltunes.biz. Did this teacher help you to learn? How long did you take lessons? Are you still playing music? Share any thoughts or stories you have so that others can know about this teacher!

Rate this Teacher
Please enter your first name

 Email used only for verification

A valid email address is required.
A valid zip code is required.
Please write a review

Review Successfully Submitted

Thank you for taking the time to review this teacher. Your review has been submitted and once approved it will appear on this teacher's profile page. We appreciate you sharing your thoughts!