“ A strong emphasis on practical music theory enables students to be equally capable at reading music and playing by ear. This inspires creativity and equips students to excel as soloists as well as playing along with other musicians.”
Reading, theory and listening skills combine to develop a well-rounded musician comfortable playing at home alone, for friends, or with other musicians.
Lessons are taught at my home studio in East Nashville.
Parents of younger students are expected to attend lessons in order to learn how much his or her child should be practicing and how best to encourage a young music student. Students should aim to practices at least five days per week. A long practice the night before a lesson is not as effective is steady practice throughout the week.
I have a masters in piano performance and pedagogy and a bachelor's degree in classical piano performance. I teach piano at Belmont University and work as a classical voice accompanist. I also have years of experience performing live with bands on keyboards, guitar, bass and vocals. My years of education and teaching experience while also working as a performing musician give me insights to to help you meet your musical goals.
I also write and perform as the lead singer of the indie band Mariela.