Private Piano Lessons by instructor with a Master of Music Degree in Voice and Piano from Drake University and BM from the Conservatory of Music in Kansas City. I teach beginner through College Level students, children and adults.
Former students have appeared in touring Musical Theater Shows (USA and Europe), Broadway Shows, Dinner Theater, etc. have won National and State competitions, and have been accepted to colleges including the Manhattan School of Music, and many have pursued careers in Music Teaching or Performance. . Lessons have a strong emphasis on technique, repertoire, reading skills, style and performance preparation, I also teach Music Theory and Composition, Sight singing, and Audition skills. After a strong foundation in music, lessons in popular styles and arranging are available for those students who want to develop their playing in popular and Church music.
I have performed classical solos with orchestra (including the Chopin Concerto No. 2 in F Minor), solo concerts, "Phantom of the Opera" shows for conventions, as well as Shows with Popular style music, Standards with Jazz Bands, Celtic shows with groups, and studio recording work in various styles.
My classical training in performance and teaching skills prepares students with the technical skills they need for college entrance or competition auditions. Previous teaching positions include the University of Central Florida (piano and harp), Valencia Community College (piano and voice) and Rollins College (voice).
My additional experience in popular fields of music include performing on staff at Disney as both pianist and harpist, and I have held piano performance positions at many hotels in the Greater Orlando area.