Program of Study

Teaching has given me the opportunity to share with others the knowledge and experience I have acquired through the advanced study and performance of classical music. Many excellent professors and performers have instilled in me an understanding and great respect for an instrument that throughout music history has inspired composers to their finest musical achievements. I am very proud when I see and hear that students have come to understand that personal commitment, hard work, and perseverance earns them the privilege to participate in a great artistic tradition.


My students follow a program of study that includes:

    Technical training in the patterns and techniques requisite to the performance of piano literature

    Theoretical and ear training to identify the form and content of a musical score

    Interpretive skills for musical performances
    Sight Reading skills to increase musical comprehension, speed of learning, and the ability to accompany others and join in ensemble playing.



Student Events

Students take part in festivals, recitals, competitions, technical skills evaluations and piano theory testing at the following events:

      Fall Festival

Students prepare two solo piano works to be performed from memory and evaluated by professional musicians

      Winter Musicale

Students perform a piano duet and two memorized solo pieces for an audience of friends and family

      Skills Day

An evaluation by professional musicians of the studentʼs ability to perform progressive levels of the technical patterns found in music

      Theory Mastery Day

A written exam that tests a studentʼs ability to visually and aurally understand a musical score

      Baroque Festival

Students prepare two solo piano works by Baroque period composers to be performed from memory and evaluated by professional musicians

      Sonata Festival

Students prepare two sonata or sonatina movements to be performed from memory and evaluated by professional musicians

      Spring Musicale

Students perform a piano duet and two memorized solo pieces for an audience of friends and family.

In addition to the above events, students may choose to enroll in other competitive and noncompetitive performances held throughout the year.