I hold a Master of Music in Piano Performance from Indiana University and graduated from Rice University with a Bachelor of Music Piano Performance. I've enjoyed playing the piano, and learning music theory, and music history for over 16 years. A recent prize winner of a Young Artists competition and many other local and state competitions, I am experienced in the classical music industry. At the Shepherd School of Music at Rice University, I took the graduate level of piano pedagogy at Rice University. I have over 8 years experience teaching all ages and levels, and hope to share my knowledge with my students. I have also accompanied instrumentalists and vocalists; have assisted my preparatory instructor in teaching at a conservatory of music in piano and music theory; and have completed all collegiate music requirements for my Bachelor of Music degree. I won the distinction award in the Certificate of Merit exam for music theory and was accepted into the National Convention for piano. I accompanied and prepared students for the Certificate of Merit piano and theory exam. In addition, I have learned German for over 5 years, received the National German Award on the AATG exam, and placed out of 2 college-level years of German study through the AP German exam. I look forward to sharing what I've learned and experienced to anyone who wants to learn!! I like to explore different modes of learning and cater to the likes of each student. I recently was the main piano teacher at a summer music camp in charge of other instructors in California and also taught music theory as well as chamber music and music appreciation. I teach all levels, preferably intermediate and advanced beginner, and love helping others enjoy music as much as I enjoy it. I have taught ages from 5 to 50, many of whom started as beginners with me, so don't be discouraged if you're within or slightly outside that range!! I also have years of experience with violin, orchestral experience and repertoire that is further expanded upon in the violin section.
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