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I was born in Romania. At the age of six, I began my studies of classical piano at The School of Music in my hometown. I continued on and graduated from The High School of Performing Arts, where I studied the theory of music, history of music, theory of harmony, and chamber music. After graduation I went to Bucharest where I was admitted to the Ciprian Porumbescu Conservatory of Music. Four years later I graduated with a Bachelors degree in Piano Pedagogy and Music Education. I went back to my hometown and began my career as a teacher for classical piano at The High School Of Performing Arts, where I attended high school. I worked diligently with the students that were preparing their piano repertoire for the admission exam given at The Conservatory of Music in Bucharest, Iasi and Cluj. In December of 1984 my family and I immigrated to the United States of America. In 1986, I took my exams to teach in the public school district and after passing, I began teaching Music at a public school. I went back to school to study Jazz and Improvisation and in 1987, I graduated with my Masters Degree in Piano Performance.

My Philosophy:

Since life changes constantly, we must adapt to these changes and learn to adapt that philosophy of piano teaching. When I teach, I encourage all my students to experiment and play every kind of music and to decide later on in life what style of music they prefer. Because of this, my students learn an important tool, improvisation. Not only does this tool enhance their creativity, but also completes their general music education. I encourage them to continue reading music and practice at home so they can continue the learning process. Today's statistics say that playing an instrument helps a persons spiritual and intellectual growth. It guides them toward a more disciplined lifestyle, and aids in the persons quest for success in life. I completely agree with this statement and am making it my priority to help anyone willing to embark on this journey.

Studio Location
1058 Huntingdon Pike
Huntingdon Valley, PA 19006
(215) 663-9039