photo by Jade Beall

WHAT I TEACH:
Voice, piano, guitar, banjo, ukulele, music theory and harmonium

ABOUT ME:
I am a life long musician with over 20 years of experience as a multi-instrumentalist, performer, song-writer and vocalist. I have over a decade of experience teaching both in the school system and as a private instructor. Music has always been the central focus in my life. Throughout the years I have performed and studied with many different talented musicians and teachers who have helped me to develop intimate knowledge of the instruments and styles of music that I teach.

Teaching is my chance to share the passion and love I have for music.  I am rewarded every time I have the opportunity to share my knowledge with a new student and witness their growth and the positive effect music brings to their life. I host a recital for my school age students at a downtown Tucson venue each season. At these performances it is deeply rewarding to witness students stepping into their music with confidence and opening up to the joy of sharing with an audience.

TEACHING METHODS:
I teach classical, folk, pop, country, vocal technique and world music styles, utilizing the following teaching methods:                                       

  • Musicianship skills
  • Reading Music and sight reading
  • Ear training
  • Improvisation
  • Music theory
  • Technical Skill
  • Individualized Lesson Plans
  • Positive reinforcement and motivation
  • Collaborative ensemble opportunities
  • Hosting recitals for my school age students seasonally

To inquire about lesson availability please visit my scheduling & calendar page. Thank you and I look forward to hearing from you!