Since 1992, (20+ years – yikes!), I have been teaching private piano lessons in music stores, home studios, and at students’ homes in several different states such as WI, NV, CA and AZ. I currently teach a small number of students in Casa Grande & Maricopa. I am not taking any new students at this time.
GENERAL MUSIC TEACHER
I became a General Music Teacher in CA for 2 years, working with students in kindergarten through 8th grade. In addition, I led the Performing Arts class for students in Grades 6-8.
Currently I am one of the pianists for Our Lady of Grace Catholic Church in Maricopa, AZ and have accompanied children’s choirs and adult choirs in both Catholic church & school settings.
I have been a keyboard player and singer in several professional bands since the early 90’s including an Elvis Tribute band in Milwaukee, a variety band in Scottsdale, a blues band in Phoenix, and a classic rock band in Las Vegas.
MUSIC EDUCATION BACKGROUND
My musical education is a Bachelor of Arts Degree in Piano Performance with an emphasis on Piano Pedagogy from Carthage College in Kenosha, WI, 1992 graduate.
PIANO TEACHING METHOD
I teach from method books, using Alfred as a primary learning tool and stepping stone onto repertoire from all different genres of music. Other methods are used as well to supplement what is needed for each individual student needs. I am accommodating and will help you learn the type of pieces you would like to learn (such as popular songs from the radio), but keep in mind that theory, technique and all the basics are still a requirement to become an excellent pianist!