I have loved music forever, it seems. When our family was blessed with an old, white, scratched and worn out baby grand piano, I was in love. Dad and Mom wanted to see if I was serious about this 'piano thing' . . . and I certainly was. Throughout the years I have had the opportunity to play flute and saxophone in marching bands (high school and college), teach a children's choir and play for a multitude of events including soloists, weddings, memorials, churches, and retirement homes. I even had a few moments to entertain while on vacation during a couple cruises. Over the past thirty years, I have taught private piano to all ages from elementary to retirees. Jazz, blues and gospel are my music of choice where I currently volunteer my talent at Evergreen Hospital. My husband and I have four adult children who have given us ten grandchildren, so our house is often full of excitement, noise and energy. And yes, these little ones of ours are being taught the love of music on my own baby grand and spinet pianos. Music touches the soul like nothing else and I am excited to be a part of Move Over Mozart as I teach and guide your children to love this amazing thing called music.
I have been around music my whole life. My mother was a piano teacher, so I grew up with the sound of lessons going on in the background all the time. I took music lessons for various instruments but I always kept coming back to the piano. I earned a BFA from State University of New York at Purchase and have been a life long music student. In 2004 I started teaching private piano lessons and have found it incredibly rewarding. I play the piano frequently and find it an extremely expressive instrument. I look forward to sharing this love of the piano with many students at Move Over Mozart!
I started teaching as a private piano teacher and a children's choir director while I was still in high school. It was through those opportunities that I knew I wanted to be a teacher. Since getting a Bachelor's from Seattle Pacific University I have had many more opportunities to teach. In addition to music and piano, I have taught math, Driver's Education, and tutored for the G.E.D. I love music because it can touch the heart of any type of person, creative or analytical, and because the range of music is so vast, from popular to ethnic, slow and mellow to jazzy and festive. It is a joy to listen to someone when they finally finish a piece of music and are able to put their own personality into it. Seeing that excitement in others is why I am a teacher.
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I am a passionate and motivated teacher who loves working with students and sharing my love of music. I started piano lessons at age seven and now have a BA in Music Education and a Master’s in Piano Performance. I won the Best Performance award of free style youth group in third Internationaler Deutscher Irmler-Klavierwettbewerb in 2013, and the Excellent Teacher award in the fourth Kawai-Asian piano competition in 2012. I love to connect with different ages of people, sharing my musical journey and the joy of music with my students. I have found that encouraging regular practice on a consistent schedule is one thing that helps younger students the most, because it helps the student progress and gain a passion for the instrument. Seeing my students develop a passion for music is more rewarding than anything else!