Piano Lessons

Teaching my students how to fish

I often get asked from prospective students what I teach, and how I teach. It’s quite simple:  I teach skills.  I teach students how to fish. A couple of months ago, I

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Student composition

Student composition

I believe in the well rounded music student–one that can read music, understand music theory, transpose, harmonize, and compose.  Yes compose!  Many of my students see composition as a terribly difficult task

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Why we make recordings

For the past 10 years or so in my own personal teaching, I’ve always given my students the opportunity to record their pieces.  We do this one lesson at a time, one

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A wonderful surprise!

Last week I had a wonderful surprise: one of my students that I taught seven years ago came back to visit me! I taught him when he was 4 and 5 years

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