Greetings! I'm happy to help students develop as musicians; I teach with clarity and patience. I enjoy understanding the student learning process and helping strengthen whatever areas need to be strengthened so they can feel confident and comfortable in their studies. I'm a composer, pianist, and teacher. I received a Master of Music and Master of Musical Arts Degree from the Yale School of Music in music composition. I have a Bachelor of Arts in Music from Penn State University (Schre... [more]
I taught Ear-Training (Aural Skills) for two years in the Yale University Department of Music (2008-2010). Additionally, I taught AP music theory (which has a significant ear-training component) for three years at an arts magnet high school in New Haven, CT. I took a pedagogy of music theory/history course as a non-degree graduate student at Penn State University in 2003 -- this class included observation of ear-training classes and an ear-training teaching practicum with feedback from the professor -- a number of readings on ear-training pedagogy were also part of the curriculum.
I was a music major at Penn State University. I graduated in 1999 with a BA in Music. My focus was piano performance. I performed three solo recitals while a student at Penn State. I also studied for three summers with the Head of the Bryn Mawr conservatory. I pursued additional piano instruction while I studied for my Master of Music degree in music composition from the Yale School of Music (I received my MM in 2005). I've been teaching piano since 2001.