I have played piano and sung since I was a kid, finding it an effective way to fight shyness, connect with others and express myself. As I learned from my dad, a well-known jazz pianist, and other musicians, I worked back in the process to understand how music learning takes place, and began to help others around me - lonely kids at a daycare, cool teens wanting to show off new skills, adults with music on their bucket list. I love the way music opens you up and shared experiences unite us wi... [more]
I completed all grades of Royal Schools of Music Aural, passed Aural in Yamaha candidate exam and taught solfeggi by ear to classes. I also privately have taught aural development to bands, ensembles, solos and choirs.
I completed Royal Schools of Music Piano, and have played professionally ever since matriculating. In recent years, I updated my piano teaching with a Yamaha Piano Teacher Candidate Exam and Yamaha training to teach. Privately, I have had multiple pianists train under me for their career and ministry to front/lead bands, accompany choirs and perform solo. I have started many students on their music studies from the start, and have ongoing, lasting success helping pianists or keyboardists "really get" chords, keys, improv playing from the heart.
I had 15+ years of coaching vocals, recently refreshed educationally through a Vocal Pedagogy Professional Extension Course through Boston Conservatory. The range of singer types and groups are solo, lead singers, BGV, ensembles, bands, worship teams, choirs, children's groups, and musicals.