Guitar, Mandolin, Music Theory, Piano
Where are Lessons Offered
In Teacher Studio
Online via Webcam
At this stage in life, I am choosing to do those things that are most important, energizing and fun. I have always found great enjoyment performing and playing various styles of music AND come alive when guiding others to make time for music in their lives. (I have taught music privately, in public and private schools, community centers and churches for 25 years!)
Currently I enjoy playing for family dances and jam informally with friends and family.
I love gardening, dancing, travel and making a difference in people's lives.
My Musical Education Background
Graduated from Berklee College of Music
BA Goddard College (Education)
Kodaly Studies - Level 1 & II Louisiana, and NYU
Orff Studies Hartt School of Music
Choral Conducting - Doreen Rao
14 Years teaching Pre K-8 General Music, Band and Chorus - Public & Private Schools
10 Years Family Music Group Classes - Ages 0-4,
Suzuki Style Keyboard ages 5-9 at Portland Conservatory, Cape Elizabeth, Falmouth
3 years children's choir director
Private lessons, Piano, guitar, voice. Have also given lessons for trombone, sax, clarinet, flute, and mandolin.
Oratorio Chorale, Downeast Singers, Zemya, Maine Mass Choir, The Sirens
Genres and Subjects Taught
Piano - great with young beginners.
I tune in to the strengths of each student, and design lessons that are fun, motivating based on the individuals learning style.
Enjoy working with adults finding their way back to playing music--or total beginners!
ALSO offer guitar lessons
$115 monthly for 30 minute lessons.
Ages / Skill Levels Taught
Can work with young kids when they're ready --that age can be anywhere from 4-6--call me, we'll figure out where to begin.
Lots of experience with Elementary Age students!
Adults--give it a try!
My Certifications and Awards
Orff Level I
Kodaly Levels I & II
Maine K-12 Music Teacher Certification
Early Childhood Music Studies (Dr. John Feierabend, Rob Sayer)
Awarded a Berklee Alumni Grant for Family Music in the community
My Musical Influences
"If it sounds good, it IS good" Duke Ellington
This is fun!