I am pleased to offer private piano lessons in my home studio in Oakland. My lessons are classically based, emphasizing strong grounding in technique, and also incorporate composition, improvisation and detailed score analysis. With over 10 years of teaching experience, I bring the versatile perspective of a contemporary performing musician to my music education philosophy. I work exclusively with adults and adept children, and I aim to encourage each student’s distinct musical voice. I also have trained in NLP (Neuro-Linguistic Programming) and am very interested in the brain’s understanding and mapping of concepts through a variety of sensory inputs and networks.
Prospective students can contact me to schedule an interview and trial lesson – we’ll start by checking in with your current technical ability and do some exploring of small and large physical gestures to incorporate into your daily piano practice. I am a member of MTAC (Music Teachers’ Association of California) and am also professionally affiliated with Beyond Artists and the MusicLink Foundation.
Testimonials from students and parents
Links to teacher websites, videos, and articles that I recommend
Joy Morin’s creative website and blog about her piano studio, called Color in My Piano.
Krista Lundblad’s piano studio website, which contains teaching article links, helpful hints for parents of piano students, and much more useful information HERE.
The 6 Stages of Piano Students at Theresa Chen’s piano studio website.
The Truth about Piano Lessons and how to guide your child through the process.
Dr. Nick Fuhrman has a wonderful video about what great teachers do HERE.