Where are Lessons Offered
In Teacher Studio
It is a great honor to be able to teach and share with others a subject I really care about. All my life I have either listened to or participated in the joy of music.
It is very rewarding to witness children growing in their ability to play the piano and performing well. This is also true about older students and adults.
My Musical Education Background
Studied privately for about 17 years with about 5 different teachers. My degree in
Creative Arts from San Jose State University was concentrated in music. All the core
classes required of a music major I have taken.
Genres and Subjects Taught
Music Theory, ear training, sight reading, technique, are taught to all students. Music of all historical periods Baroque, Classical, Romantic, and 20 and 21st centuries are taught as well.
Sometimes students make their own suggestions.
Lesson rates are reasonable and discussed at time of first interview. All lessons are taught in my studio and can vary in length according to the needs of the student.
Ages / Skill Levels Taught
All age levels beginning at age 6 and possibly mature 5 year olds with parental support. Adults and older beginners are welcome too.
My Certifications and Awards
Member of the Music Teachers Association, Santa Clara Branch and The National Guild
of Piano Teachers. Have successfully prepared students for National Guild auditions
and the Certificate of Merit Program.
My students have participated in recitals, played in Church, and at graduations, weddings, funerals, and high school Musicals. They have enriched their lives and they have contributed to their communities.
My Musical Influences
My musical influences were many beginning at a young age being exposed to recordings of great music and having musical family members. I sang in the choir
for 8 years and enjoyed it. Also participated in many recitals, auditions and performance workshops in college. All of my teachers made a big impression on me, and were inspiring.
I am an adult student that started with Patricia over 15 years ago. She is a patient and thorough teacher. Patricia encourages me to both challenge and enjoy myself as I continue to play the piano.