The Suzuki method emphasizes listening, technique, and parental involvement. It is a step-by-step process that begins with learning by rote and listening, the way we learn our native language, and then by reading notes. My approach includes the use of Suzuki piano method books, lesson books, theory with ear training, studio group classes and recitals.


I believe

  • A positive, encouraging environment provides the best atmosphere for learning.

  • Learning happens within relationships built on trust and mutual respect between the student, teacher and parents.

  • Opportunities to perform, whether casual or formal settings, provide motivation and goals for practicing.

  • Recognition contributes to a sense of accomplishment.

I view the student as a whole person — not just as a musician — an individual with a unique set of abilities, personality and rate of learning. My desire is to help each student reach his/her potential, according to that student's uniqueness.