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I am a Nationally Certified Teacher of Music and also New York State Certified: which is a statement of high professional standards and commitment to excellence. This Professional Certification is in Applied Music, and Piano, from the Music Teachers National Association.

I give piano and voice lessons at Miller Music Studios at my home in Middletown, New York. I hold a Bachelor of Music degree in performance and music education in piano and voice from the Ithaca College School of Music. I also have a Diploma from the former Shumiatcher School of Music in Westchester County where I was later on the faculty teaching both the Suzuki and Conservatory approaches in piano.

I have experience as a music teacher in the public school system; teaching K-12 Elementary through High School music history, music literature and theory, Kodaly and Orff Schulwerk. I am an experienced accompanist, church pianist and choral director.

I have concertized at Steinway Hall, New York City, and have performed on WNYC Radio. I have also concertized in Westchester County and in upstate New York concert halls, theatres and churches. I was competition winner in the National Collegiate Category of the New York State Music Teachers Association, District 7.

As an active member of the National Federation of Music Clubs (NFMC), I serve as Chairman of the Middletown Division Annual Spring Music Festival, a position I have held since 1993. I have served on the Board of Directors and as Student Auditions Chairman for the State of New York Collegiate Level Piano Competition for NFMC. As an active member of Music Teachers National Association, District 5, I have served as Treasurer and Judges Committee Chairman for the Annual December Music Festival and have served as Music Festival Chairman.

I have studied privately with Constance Keene from the Manhattan School of Music, Bella Shumiatcher, Simone Belsky, Beveridge Webster who were all Juilliard Professors, Martino Tirimo in London, England formerly of the Royal Academy of Music, Mary Ann Covert, Orissa Jensen, Miriam Brickman, Katherine Teves-Mizruchi all concert pianists, and Margaret Kirchner from the Diller-Quaile School of Music, and have performed in Master Class with Ruth Laredo.

I teach beginners through advanced levels. My students perform solo and joint recitals (both piano and vocal) and receive high awards and honors in competitions and adjudications.

Studio Location
158 Commonwealth Avenue
Middletown, New York 10940
(845) 342-2206