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Do you want excellent piano lessons for your child, but you don't want to be tied down to a contract or an unbendable schedule? I offer classically-oriented beginning or early intermediate piano lessons, in my home or yours. I am a recently retired musician/elementary schoolteacher with a wide knowledge of the music field. I teach only a few students because I want to have the time to make lesson plans tailored to each student's needs, and to be able to retain schedule-flexibility for you, The recitals are in my home. They are short, and we have pizza afterwards so that the parents can get a chance to know each other. It's a fun situation.

The piano is the most basic of the instruments because you learn the fundamentals of all music. This situation, in particular, is a great starting point for any child. Besides, with only a few students, I get to enjoy each one! Reasonable rates. Try it! You'll be glad you did!


  • B.A. in Music History, University of CA, Berkeley
  • M.A. in Music Theory and Composition (and conducting), The Univ. of Chicago
  • NY State music teaching credential, K-12, Eastman School of Music
  • CA State elementary teaching credential
  • Professional performances of compositions for violin, piano, and voice.
  • Publication of arrangements, including for violin, piano, flute, solo voice, and choir.
  • Accompanist, University Chorus, Univ. of CA, Berkeley
  • Co-conductor, University Chorus, The Univ. of Chicago.
  • Founder and director of 2 community chamber orchestras.
  • Presently docent for San Diego Symphony's youth concerts.

Studio Location
Encinitas, California
(760) 201-6203