Meet the Teacher
Music is an important part of our family life—from using songs to learn academics to performing together. We’re always happy when gathered around the piano singing and playing instruments. I love being a wife to Kurt, mom to my 7 (homeschool graduate) kids, and now Grandma.
My philosophy is that people learn best when they are having fun and feel emotionally safe. I enjoy creating an atmosphere where students feel they are part of a community. Pre-lesson learning activities (aka lab time) give me insights into how a student learns and what their mood is that day.
I chose the method I did because of the sound pedagogical research behind them (they use best-practices from the best educators). Supplemental resources are chosen for their ability to engage and teach in a fun way.
We don’t do competitions or adjudications. We lean toward more frequent informal performance opportunities such as our December Play for Friends and Family Challenge (there’s a cash reward involved!) or playing for other students at our Studio Parties. Formal recitals are more rare here. So, if you’re looking for a professional, classical music-performance career, this may not be the studio for you.
If you’re looking to develop good sightreading and technical skills with a solid understanding of theory and how to use it…If you’re interested in accompanying at church or just playing songs you enjoy…if you understand the power of music to change a mood, you might have found the perfect fit!
To sign up or learn more, reach out today!