I am a Nationally Certified Teacher of Music. I offer piano lessons for all ages, children 4 through adult. I teach all levels, beginner through advanced, and all styles of music, as well as music theory. I am a member of Music Teachers National Association (MTNA), Minnesota Music Teachers Association (MMTA), St Paul Piano Teachers Association (SPPTA), and Minneapolis Music Teachers Forum (MMTF). As a member of MMTA, I have also served as a judge for State Contest/Exams. Many of my own students successfully participate in MMTA programs.
I hold a Bachelor of Music Degree in Piano Performance from the University of Minnesota Twin Cities where I studied with Paul Shaw and Beatrice Ohanessian. I have been teaching piano for 25 years in the White Bear Lake Area . I have taught many prize winning students, many whom have gone on to study music at the college level. I have had winners every year in the MMTA State Contest since 1993. I successfully taught my own son (who is now grown) since age 4. I also perform in various venues as a pianist, pianist/vocalist, and accompanist for weddings, receptions, cocktail hour, funerals, or any special event.
To nurture the artistic spirit in every student so that all can experience the joy of music.
Through “excellence” and the process of striving to reach their personal best, all students can experience the magic of JOY while making music. I encourage students to aim for excellence, but to keep their spirit alive with “joy”. When the student realizes that we never really “are there” but always in a state of “becoming”... This is when an artist has emerged. Enthusiasm grows with every success along the way!