Studios at 426 Clark Avenue and 1810 Shiloh Road
BA in Applied Music: Piano
Rocky Mountain College, Billings, Montana
The original purpose of music was to bring glory to God. My purpose in teaching is to teach students to play so that they can return thanks to Him for the talent He has given them. Playing the piano is fun and exciting, and the greatest joy I get is watching "the lights come on" for students when they discover a new concept or have success in overcoming a difficult passage.
I have taught piano for 28 years and have played for 35. I play for Praise Team at church and have had many years experience accompanying various soloists and instrumentalists. I teach students in all levels, from early elementary through advanced, ages 6-75. It's never too late to learn!!
I do not use any one particular method book, preferring to tailor the method to the needs of the student. Every student is an individual, and I do not subscribe to the "one book fits all" theory. I teach "classical"-all levels, jazz, pop, hymns, contemporary Christian, chording, and improvisation.
Piano is the joy of my life.