My teaching approach is to ...


  • FOSTER a love of learning, creativity, personal expression and artistic excellence.


  • Emphasize QUALITY over quantity or speed.


  • BALANCE encouragement with constructive criticism.


  • ENCOURAGE each student to strive for personal excellence, to always do their best, and realize their full potential. 


  • Be very PATIENT and supportive


  • EMPOWER students with practice strategies and problem-solving skills, so they can experience progress and enjoyment from mastering challenges.  I want students to  leave the lesson thinking: "I CAN do it!"


  • COMMUNICATE and set individual goals and expectations effectively.


  • Promote PROPER TECHNIQUE to support healthy practice and greater expressive ability. 


  • Set HIGH STANDARDS and challenge students to increase focus and discipline.


  • DEVELOP a student's critical listening skills and self-awareness.


  • Introduce students to a variety of the best piano literature so they can discover the excitement, beauty and enjoyment of playing classical music. I want to peak their curiosity and their desire to learn with each new piece we study.


  • Model effective and positive PERFORMANCE PRACTICE, and encourage students to share & grow their talent  through performance.



The studio's Pond-side location in Jamaica Plain is convenient to many neighborhoods:

Boston, Brookline, Cambridge, Chestnut Hill, Dedham, Dorchester, Hyde Park, Milton, Newton, Roslindale, Roxbury, Watertown, 

West Roxbury, Quincy.

View the map, address & transit info HERE.

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