my life music has been my deepest interest. It is my
pleasure to share it with others at The Music Making
Studio. I remember my first experience of music as a
child and know the joy it gives me as an adult.
My piano training began at five. At the High School
of Music and Art and at the Julliard Preparatory
School in NYC, I studied piano, violin and clarinet.
My love affair with the piano continued when I
attended Barnard College. I received a Masters
Degree in piano performance and pedagogy from the
University of Maryland. Since then I have taught
piano, studied with master teachers, and performed
with chamber groups.
At the same time I was pursuing an interest in
mathematics and computers, and later a career in
information technology. This provided me with the
exciting opportunity to spend several years working
on computer generated music at the renowned Bell
Laboratories in New Jersey.
Since moving to Washington I have been busy with the
organizational aspects of music making. The founders
of the Levine School of Music asked me to serve as a
faculty recruiter and to assist with curriculum
development. I became a member of the School's Board
of Directors. Later, I was a cofounder of the
Washington Vocal Arts Society and very active with
the Washington Concert Opera as Board Member and
Treasurer. More recently, I was invited to perform
at the Smithsonian Institution as the pianist for a
series of illustrative songs in courses on Schubert,
Schumann, Brahms, and Strauss.
You will find The Music Making Studio an innovative,
relaxed, and stimulating environment. No matter your
age, you will experience the deep satisfaction of
having fun, while working hard to learn something
new. Not only will you learn about music. You will
discover something new in yourself. Confidence grows
and spills into other aspects of your life. This is
true for adults as well as for children. Indeed, as
we get older it is important to challenge ourselves
to be learners.
My approach permeates all that happens at The Music
Making Studio. It is about the love of music. I
teach people of all ages how to participate in and
appreciate music, as well as how to play the piano.
This is a matter of feeling, listening and
understanding, as well as of technical proficiency.
You will play a beautiful, seven foot Steinway grand
piano during lessons. I teach classical piano
technique, which provides the foundation for any
genre of piano playing. My approach is relaxed and
committed to a well-rounded musical education.
Stress and anxiety are not part of my musical
philosophy. But hard work certainly is, because it
brings great personal reward.
Please contact me at
firstname.lastname@example.org or at
301-530-1742 and join The Music Making Studio. It is
a special place and I would like you to be part of