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I am an active music educator and musician whose passion is teaching and giving students a solid foundation for enjoying music. My goal is not necessarily to develop the concert artist, but to help anyone reach their fullest potential on the piano and to further their appreciation of music of many styles. I work with both beginners to advanced students and have coached musicians for solo work in recitals and competitions. I have a dual background in both violin and piano. I perform professionally and teach on both instruments.

My students come from many backgrounds and age groups, including many adults. Each student brings specific musical goals they wish to achieve and I work with each individual to design a program of study specific to their needs.

My teaching style uses a wide range of books, materials and approaches to guide a student. In addition, students have the option to perform regularly in student recitals and may participate in the Certificate of Merit Program (Music Teachers Association of California) for annual adjudication.

Educational background:

  • Bachelor Degree in Music and English (double major), University of California, Berkeley
  • Graduate Studies in Music Education - Thornton School of Music, University of Southern California
  • Lifetime State Single Subject Credential in music (K-12)

Teaching experience:

  • Former piano instructor/ensemble coach and program assistant for the Young Musicians Program (U.C. Berkeley), an educational outreach study program for underprivileged children gifted in music.
  • Chamber music coach - San Domenico Music Conservatory Summer Music Camp (San Anselmo, CA)
  • Piano faculty member and MS/PS Orchestra Director, San Domenico Music Conservatory (San Anselmo, CA)
  • Private studio teacher for 15 years on piano and violin
  • 20 years of experience as a string specialist in the public schools.
  • 12 years as a music conductor and coach for the Marin Symphony Youth Programs (San Rafael, CA)
Studio Location
Novato & Marin County, California