Piano FUNdamentals students don't just learn to play the piano skillfully- they develop complete musicianship, creativity and the ability to learn independently.
Repertoire: classically based, but students are also given the opportunity to work on popular pieces, and to choose some of their own favorites. Most of all, they love learning to compose: creating, notating and performing original work integrates everything they have learned into something uniquely their own.
Practicing: is an art in itself, and so we focus on the process of learning how to learn, essential to maintaining progress, and, most importantly, enthusiasm!
Royal Conservatory Exam Program: this curriculum is the foundation of my teaching. It is the ultimate preparation to become a complete and accomplished musician. My students consistently attain honors grades, win Tristate awards, and have performed in award ceremonies at Carnegie Hall.
Performance: Every semester students perform in our recital at Steinway Hall, a legendary venue and a very special experience.
The heart of my approach is to build the foundation for a love of music in every single student who comes through my door. Therefore I welcome the differing goals and expectations of each student and their family, and am flexible about the best way to meet them.