My goal is always to keep the students engaged and interested in learning and playing music. I remember well the lessons of my childhood, when even the slightest change in our normal routine would peak my interest. I'll never forget the time my teacher put on an album of Rachmaninoff, and we simply listened. And I was inspired! I believe that going beyond the basic flash cards and incorporating games that teach theory can make a tremendous difference in developing the students' knowledge and keeping them interested in working toward their goals.
I also believe in teaching a variety of music. Whether learning piano, voice or violin, exposure to a variety of genres makes for a well-rounded and well-informed musician...not to mention a happy one! From Bach to Beatles to Broadway, I will happily work with students to find what works best for them.