I have been playing piano for over 16 years (10 of those professionally), and I am in my third year of teaching private piano lessons. I graduated with a Music Education degree from Freed-Hardeman University in Henderson, TN, and taught elementary music for three years in Clarksville, TN.
In addition to school teaching, I have experience in accompanying community plays. I was music director and piano accompanist for three theatrical productions at Nite Lite Children’s Theater in Trenton, TN. I also have background in accompanying collegiate vocal students and a university choral group.
I possess a Missouri teaching certificate for vocal music and am in the process of obtaining certification with the Missouri Music Teachers Association (MMTA). The most important credential I posses, however, is love and passion for piano and teaching.
Why Learn Piano?
For young developing minds, piano is very closely intertwined with mathematics making music and math very relatable. By understanding beat, rhythm, and scales, children are learning how to divide, create fractions, and recognize patterns.
It also helps to develop physical skills. Certain instruments, such as percussion, help children develop coordination and motor skills; they require movement of the hands, arms, and feet.
For many there is a question of how young can a child begin learning piano? Beginner Piano is offered to 1st-12th grade students (ages 6-18). Accommodations can be made for more advanced students if desired.
When are lessons offered? 30 minute lessons are offered once a week through the months of August-May.
How can you obtain more information on beginning or continuing your piano skills? Please contact me below.
Whether it’s a simple wedding ceremony or celebrating an anniversary, it’s always nice to entertain your guests with subtle piano in the background as everyone enjoys the company of family and friends.
We not only provided recommendations for the music that best suits your event, but we will also accept requests if provided sufficient notice.
Rates are determined but the number of hours requested by the host and advance notification is requested for musical selections.
When putting on a theatrical performance, music always follows closely behind whether it be with live musicians, a single piano or a recorded accompaniment track.
With over 16 years experience in professional performance accompaniment we can help bring your play to life.
Rates apply based on complexity of musical score, additional recorded rehearsal tracks, and live stage rehearsals.