Piano, Singing, Violin, Music
Where are Lessons Offered
In Teacher Studio
In Student Home
I hold bachelor's and master's degrees in Sacred Music, and I am currently seeking piano, voice and violin students. I am available in 2 locations, as I currently do teach out of my home in Slinger, as well as with a studio in Germantown (Wisconsin Academy of Music). I also maintain a position as Music Director for Pilgrim Lutheran Church in Wauwatosa (414) 476-0735. My duties there include playing a 29-rank Martin Ott tracker (pipe) organ for worship services, directing the Senior Choir and preparing special music in all venues. I also sing with the Master Singers of Milwaukee, most recently singing the soprano solo in a performance of Mendelssohn's Psalm 42. I am also available for accompaniment opportunities, as well as performing (vocally and at the keyboard) for special occasions.
My Musical Education Background
I attended Bob Jones University in South Carolina, obtaining both bachelor's and master's degrees in Sacred Music with emphasis on piano. I completed an internship at Morningside Baptist Church in Greenville, SC, under the direction of Larry Carrier. I also spent several years concurrently studying violin and voice, and started organ lessons in college. Not until I graduated and became Music Director at Pilgrim Lutheran in Wauwatosa, WI did I pursue organ studies seriously. I have spent the last few years working under Sr. Mary Jane Wagner, SSSF.
Genres and Subjects Taught
Piano Lessons: Beginner, Intermediate, Advanced Levels. Voice Lessons: Beginner. Violin Lessons: Beginner. My lessons emphasize a solid foundation in the basics of music theory and technique, with no particular loyalty to a method series.
New students receive the first lesson at half price.
Ages / Skill Levels Taught
My Musical Influences
I have been most influenced by "serious" music in all genres, or what most think of as "classical." I enjoy symphonic music, chamber ensemble, solo piano or organ as well as vocal and choral. Favorite composers: J. S. Bach, Beethoven, Mendelssohn, Max Bruch, Dvorak, G. F. Handel, Vivaldi, George Butterworth, John Field, Chopin, Paul Manz, Debussy, and Craig Courtney.
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