The ultimate goal is to produce a beautiful tone without excessive tension, creating joy for the performer and the listener!
Each student receives personalized private weekly lessons tailored to match his or her level and goals. My many years of experience as a teacher and performer allows me to bring a variety of music and teaching tools to help the student grow musically at an appropriate rate.
Rote learning is combined with traditional training using scales, etudes, and varied repertoire suitable for the student.
Each month all my students meet for an hour in a group class. Besides building community by getting to know each other, the class provides the needed opportunity to perform for each other in a supportive environment. We also play ensemble music, review technical skills, and information not covered in the weekly lesson.