As I teach, so do I learn.
I am a professional musician and have been teaching music since 1983.
My goal is to do my very best in explaining, advising and assisting in the process of developing musical knowledge and skills at the piano for each individual student.
35 years of teaching and I continue to grow through my experiences.
Most students stay with me for ten years, beginning their lessons around age seven and finishing when they move on to university. When I look back on three generations of this I feel honoured and privileged. I have such an extraordinary career, to be immersed in the wondrous world of music, to learn as much as I teach, to continue to develop myself in every aspect directly through music and the experiences that come from it.
As a singer I continually expand my repertoire and the skills needed to arrange and present the music I want to sing with the musicians I work with. I realized many years ago that no matter how many life times I could have as a student of music, I will never know it all. The pursuit of musical knowledge is a unique and personal experience. We are guided by our interests and our abilities. No two students are alike. Over the past 35 years I have learned that my approach to each lesson must be customized.
I teach music because I know how it enriches our lives, in every way, on every level, personally and socially. I know how a deep connection with music can enhance our abilities to think, feel and express ourselves. Through countless studies it’s becoming obvious to people all over the world that music is an essential part of human health. We live in a musical world; we are inherently musical beings from the rhythm of our heartbeat to the pitch and timbre of our voices. It makes sense that we explore this aspect of ourselves.
I look forward to sharing the piano bench with you.