every student can succeed...

I am a student success centered educator; I believe that each student brings a unique set of talents to the table, and I am there to help them to their greatest potential. Through a combination of rote learning, note reading, singing, and musical/expressive activities, I am able to tailor lessons to maximize student output. Working on material the student truly enjoys, for example, is one way to totally engage them. This music includes but is not limited to pop/rap/folk transcriptions, baroque sonatas, romantic arias, vocal pieces, etc. From there we set technique goals. Music has great meaning beyond the page!

I believe that, when teaching in a style that is most natural for humans to learn- communication, conversation, collaboration- students are able to express themselves best and more deeply learn music. Through these "3 C's", students become more well rounded people and bring this goodness into the world.