My own piano journey started in second grade when I began lessons with a talented, encouraging teacher. After almost ten years of instruction with her, I chose to minor in music at Houghton College. My studio opened in 2003 with just two students who introduced me to the joy of teaching!
To help engage students, I like to implement tools like visual aids, games, incentives, special events, and off-the-bench activities. By these means, concepts are reinforced in enjoyable ways... especially for younger students. As students progress, I gladly refer advanced learners to other teachers when necessary to keep momentum going. Occasionally, I also offer seasonal guitar lessons for beginners when my schedule allows.
Whether your child uses instruction here as a stepping stone to another instrument or enjoys music as a lifelong hobby, I am honored to guide them along the way!