I have been teaching piano at my studio in Vallejo since 1990 (and before that in San Francisco). I hold bachelor's and master's degrees in piano performance from San Francisco State University, and am president of the Solano County branch of the Music Teachers' Association of California. I have extensive experience as piano soloist and accompanist, as church organist, and in musical theater.
I offer comprehensive program of piano technique and repertoire, ear training, and music theory. while my approach is essentially classical, and study of the classic repertoire is a key component of it, my aim is to develop independent musicians who have a command of the instrument and an understanding of how music works, so that they can take up any style that interests them or develop their own style.
Through the MTAC, I offer the Certificate of Merit program, for those who like to get certificates as tangible evidence of their progress. Intermediate and advanced students have the opportunity to participate in a scholarship competition offered by the Solano branch every spring. The branch also presents recitals every month, and students are strongly encouraged (but not required) to perform twice a year.
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