Where are Lessons Offered
In Teacher Studio
In Student Home
Your children will be in good hands studying with me! Lessons are either in my studio in Weehawken, NJ, or I can travel to your home location in the New Jersey or Manhattan areas. I have been performing and teaching music in both the United States and Canada for over 20 years. I have Masters of Music degree, as well as a Bachelor of Music degree from Duquesne University (Pittsburgh, PA) summa cum laude( with highest honors). I have also studied privately with Julliard teachers, and am committed to the highest level instruction for my students. Lessons are tailor made to fit the student, to accomodate the child's or adult student's interests, and promote their love for music. I enjoy teaching young children and parents are always welcome to sit in on any/all lessons. I am a member of the New York State Music Teachers Association, an affiliate of the National Music Teachers Association ( MTNA). I am also a member of the American Federation of Musicians, New York chapter, and a member of Phi Beta Kappa, national honor society for the liberal arts. I have previously sung soprano with the St. Paul's Espiscopal Choir in Englewood, NJ, and currently have a position as Music Director at NBRC. My students have gone on to professional music employment in several different areas. As a performer, I have played in various groups in the United States and Canada- I was pianist for the American Wind Symphony Tour, the Milwaukee Ballet Company School, master classes for the Chicago City Ballet, and Paul Taylor Dance Company. I also served as a guest accompanist for the Naples Choral Society, and was a staff accompanist at Northern Illinois University. I have taught music at the university level at Middle Tennessee State University, the University of Winnipeg, University of Manitoba, and the Governor's School of the Arts. I maintain an active career as a performer in the NY/NJ area.
My Musical Education Background
Bachelor of Music, summa cum laude (with highest honors) Duquesne University, Pittsburgh, PA
Master of Music, Northern Illinois University
Addtional private Studies: Gladys Stein (NY), Amanda Pennock (UA)
Studies: Chautauqua Music Festival, Roosevelt University(Chicago- composition studies)
Genres and Subjects Taught
My lessons are tailored individually to suit the student. I work with several different instruction labels, and find the one most suitable for the student, and supplement the studies with individual pieces geared toward musical and technical development, and the student's interests. All lessons include ear training, music theory, and students will have the opportunity to participate in recitals annually.
Please contact me directly with information regarding rates. My rates are competitive, and designed to work well for these challenging economic times.
Ages / Skill Levels Taught
All ages are welcome.
I will teach children beginning at age 5. No limit to age, adults are welcome.
Beginning- through advanced levels taught.
Prep for auditions, etc.
My Certifications and Awards
Member: New York State Music Teachers Association, American Federation of Musicians, New York, New York chapter.
Additional scholarship studies: Chautauqua Music Festival, Aspen Music Festival, Blossom Music Festival.
My Musical Influences
I love all kinds of music. As a performer, I am partial to Bach, Beethoven, Brahms, and Chopin. As a teacher, I'll teach you what you want to learn.
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