"Music is a higher revelation than all wisdom and philosophy."
-Ludwig van Beethoven
Music illuminates beauty and tragedy. Perhaps the most effective form of language, music guides us in our pursuit of understanding, whether in studying a piece of music or in life. In my teaching, I strive to engage my students, assigning material based on my own understanding of a simple fact: there are far more ways to play the piano, therefore the same goes for teaching the instrument.
I guide my students through their musical pursuits, regardless of instrument, proficiency, age or level of dedication, striving always to instill my immeasurable passion for the piano and the violin. Whether in sparking the pursuit of understanding or in the building of enthuthiasm through positive re-enforcement, I strive not to "create" but to awaken, develop and refine musicianship.
I teach students of all ages and ability levels both piano and violin.
I expect my students to practice, within reason, everyday.
I do not employ age restrictions; in fact, I strongly disagree with preventing a child who expresses interest in lessons from taking them because of their age. This very interest is of paramount importance and must be cultivated to ensure the student practices not because they have to, but on their own volition.
I offer distance-lessons via Skype, for which a reliable internet connection and webcam are necessary.
"If a man does not keep pace with his companions, perhaps it is because he hears a different drummer. Let him step to the music which he hears, however measured or far away."
-Henry David Thoreau