Where are Lessons Offered
In Teacher Studio
In Student Home
I teach beginning to advanced students and enjoy teaching older students of varying abilities as well. I teach year-round and follow the Kennewick School District's schedule for vacations and holidays. My summer schedule begins the second week of June through the week prior to school commencement.
My Musical Education Background
I'VE BEEN TEACHING FOR NEARLY 25 YEARS AND PLAYING FOR WELL OVER 30. I STUDIED MUSIC AND THEN PIANO PERFORMANCE AT PACIFIC LUTHERAN UNIVERSITY LEAVING JUST SHY OF GRADUATION (HALF-WAY THROUGH MY SENIOR YEAR) TO RAISE A FAMILY.
I HAVE FIVE KIDS RANGING IN AGE FROM 6-15.
I CONTINUE TO STUDY AND SELF-EDUCATE BY ATTENDING MASTER CLASSES AND STATE AND NATIONAL MUSIC TEACHER'S CONVENTIONS/CONFERENCES.
I HAVE SERVED ON THE BOARD OF THE TRI- CITIES MUSIC TEACHERS ASSN. FOR 2012-2013, AND 2013-2014 AS BOTH SONATINA FESTIVAL CHAIR AND TECHNICAL CHAIR IN ADDITION TO WORKING AS PASCO HIGH-SCHOOL'S CHOIR ACCOMPANIST FOR THE 2011- 2012 SCHOOL YEAR.
Genres and Subjects Taught
I TEACH CLASSICAL REPERTOIRE FROM ALL GENRES, INCLUDING 20TH CENTURY MUSIC, AND TOUCH ON SUBJECTS RELATED TO MUSIC HISTORY, THEORY, EAR-TRAINING AND SIGHT-READING.
MY SCHOOL-AGED STUDENTS ARE REQUIRED TO PERFORM IN A MINIMUM OF TWO RECITALS EACH YEAR AND ONE GROUP ACTIVITY. WITH MY GUIDANCE I ALSO STRONGLY ENCOURAGE MY STUDENTS TO BE INVOLVED IN LOCAL MUSIC EVENTS, INCLUDING THE TRI-CITY MUSIC FESTIVAL WHERE THEY HAVE OPPORTUNITIES TO PERFORM, AS WELL AS TEST THEIR KNOWLEDGE AND ABILITY IN THEORY, TECHNIQUE AND EAR- TRAINING. THIS IS AN AWESOME EVENT THAT MY STUDENTS ENJOY AND LOOK FORWARD TO EACH YEAR.
I BELIEVE THAT THESE OPPORTUNITIES AND EXPERIENCES BOOST BOTH CONFIDENCE AND SELF-ESTEEM IN ADDITION TO ENHANCING MUSICAL TECHNIQUE AND OVER-ALL ABILITY AS A MUSICIAN.
30 MINUTES ONCE A WEEK = $90 PER MONTH
60 MINUTES ONCE A WEEK = $175 PER MONTH
Ages / Skill Levels Taught
My Certifications and Awards
Member of the Music Teacher's National Association (MTNA), Washington State Music Teacher's Association (WSMTA) Tri-Cities chapter, and The Steinway Music Teacher's Directory. Founding teacher for the Achievement Program through The Royal Conservatory of Music-Toronto.
Currently studying for National Music Teachers Certificate (NCTM); estimated completion, April 2014
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