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Music For The Heart And Soul

Pikesville, MD 21208 (map)

Lessons Offered

Guitar, Keyboard, Music, Music Theory, Piano

Where are Lessons Offered

In Teacher Studio

In Student Home

About Me

I have taught private PIANO and music in the schools in for over 20 years. I will teach in YOUR home or my studio. I love the enthusiasm kids bring to their music lesson and the satisfaction of seeing them progress dramatically through my creativity and teaching techniques. I love it when adults tell me they have been asked to play for a function such a church or for family.

As a teacher and performer, I have participated in music festivals in several states. My students have been adjudicated and have earned nothing less than an excellent rating.

I have a passion for anything music and provide lessons that are instructional and fun. I coach my students to be the best musician they can be.

The focus on my lesson is have a varied repertoire, confidence in playing music, and learn various techniques and ways to practice challenging passages along with having fun.

A beginner will start with how to respect the piano, hand positions, posture and notes. If you are already a practicing learner, we will discuss together areas for improvement and music you would like to play or music you enjoy.

I teach all types of music... classical, jazz, blues, rags, spiritual, accompaniment, chamber and I have even participated and held membership in a djembe African Woman's Drum Circle!

In addition to teaching, I have knowledge about the ways pianos are made and visited several piano factories including Steinway and Hailun. I have also visited the factory in which they make the piano actions. I have been hired by music companies to provide my unique expertise to help consumers buy a piano.

I love helping people with their music endeavors and moving musicians of any age and the profession... forward!

My Musical Education Background

Bachelor of Science in Music Education from West Chester University in Pennsylvania. Additional classes taken at Towson University.

Participated in pedagogy classes at Peabody Conservatory. Involved in Master Classes at Peabody.

Currently a student of Dr Arno Drucker, former Baltimore Symphony Pianist.

I am a member of Music Teachers National Association, Maryland Music Teachers Association, National Federation of Music Teachers, and the local Baltimore and Carroll County Music Teachers Associations.

Genres and Subjects Taught

I taught PIANO and GUITAR classes along with general and choral music for Harford County Schools. I taught instrumental music and band for the School District of Lancaster in PA.

Private music lessons have included piano, classical and beginning guitar, percussion, beginning brass and woodwind lessons.

Lesson Rates

Teach private lessons, semi-private, groups, and camps. Rates are competitive and very fair. I obtain music for students, register students in festivals and support students in their musical events. Rates are based on a tuition basis vs per lesson.

Studio policy is available upon request.

Ages / Skill Levels Taught

Teach ages 5 - 105

Enjoy teaching ALL students including those that are home schooled, adults, and those with disabilities.

My Certifications and Awards

Bachelor of Science in Music Education from West Chester University. Awarded Swope Scholarship and Sigma Alpha Iota Fraternity Award.

Certifications earned for public school teaching in MD and PA. Former Harford County Music Teacher.

Awarded Fleischer Scholarship at Peabody Conservatory.

My Musical Influences

Current Music influences include Dr Leon Fleischer and Dr Arno Drucker.

The music of Bach, Mozart, Brahms, and Gershwin always inspires me.

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Student Reviews

Perry Hall, MD

My daughter had other music teachers and almost quit lessons altogether. Now that she has you, she is really into it and practices all the time. Now I am considering buying a new piano.

Pikesville , MD

I like coming to music class. You always teach me something and make me smile.

Ft Lauderdale, FL

Thank you for all the years of excellent teaching. I have enjoyed all my songs and you make learning music fun.

Harrisburg, PA

I am sorry that you moved to MD. I cannot find another music teacher that makes learning music so much fun as you did or a teacher that is as resourceful. My girls miss you.

Harrisburg, PA

Thank you for 7 years of great piano teaching. It has helped me very much. Thank you for always keeping me interested by giving me new music and making my lessons fun.

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