My primary goal is to inculcate and foster a love and understanding of music in general, of playing the piano in particular. My own training was strictly orthodox, and I am a fastidious and meticulous teacher. Nevertheless, I strongly believe that innovative and imaginative lessons engender interest, and that having fun sustains it. Towards that ideal, I teach sight reading, theory, ear training, music history and music appreciation as an integrated part of learning to play the piano rather than as a separate, sometimes tedious discipline.
Underpinning my teaching method is a constant focus on technical facility that includes using the weight of the arm (my own teacher, Adolph Hallis, was a pupil of Tobias Mathay who expounded this technique) to help produce beautiful tone in a natural, easy manner.
I teach all levels and welcome beginners of all ages. Apart from my own studio’s annual recital, I am an active member of DAMTA (Denver Area Music Teachers Associaton) which provides a monthly platform for students who are performance ready to make use of. I teach at my home studio in South East Denver.