I began studying music at the age of six, and have found that it is a life-long endeavor that never ceases to provide challenge and enjoyment. Of course, my teachers have been the most important aspect of my musical growth. They encouraged me consistently, and thereby instilled in me a love for music that has continued to grow.
Now that I have been teaching music for over twenty years, it is my desire to share that love of music with others, and in doing so, honor the teachers who shared their gifts with me. I believe it to be my responsibility to teach my students how to appreciate music as well as how to play notes on a page, and to encourage them to reach their full potential in all areas of life.
Music instruction is a wonderful tool to develop discipline and coordination in younger students. Studies among school-aged children have also shown that it can have a positive impact on other areas of learning, such as verbal memory skills, spatial reasoning and math. For adult students, music instruction keeps the mind sharp and provides a valuable creative outlet.
In short, it is an enjoyable, lifelong hobby.