Piano instruction for all ages. I enjoy adult students as well as beginning and advancing students. Singing is important for developing music sensitivity and expressiveness and is incorporated into lessons when students are willing. General music instruction in addition to piano instruction includes rhythm and sight reading, singing with accompaniments, ensemble playing, improvisation, and basic composition. Students gain poise and confidence in lessons and in positive performing experiences. I draw upon different types of music to suit the interests and abilities of the student. Lessons are typically 45 minutes once a week.
I have performed as a soloist, collaborator and accompanist. I've taught K-12 music and university-level music education. I taught ages 4-8 for four years in group lessons with success. Upon retirement from a university administration career of 30 years, I have returned to music to resume studio teaching. I am studying piano pedagogy through private instruction.
Bachelor of Music in Piano Performance, Washburn University; Master's of Music Education, University of Kansas, studied piano with Richard Angeletti. Most recently I performed duo piano with pianist Ellen Sommer and accompanied ballet class performances at the Lawrence Arts Center.
Certified K-12 educator in choral, instrumental and general music upon graduation from KU; completed coursework and requirements towards certification in Music Therapy, University of Kansas; taught music at the University of Costa RIca several years.
Additional education: Master's of Business Administration, Computer Programming Diploma, Software Engineering Project Management Graduate Credentials, Spanish language music instruction