I teach piano and improvisation in any style of music, focusing on popular genres including jazz. I'm willing to teach anyone who can fit regular practice into their life. Students of any proficiency level are welcome in my studio, and I teach improvisation to anyone on any instrument. The goal is to create an active learner who improves by analyzing his or her own practice critically in order to improve and become comfortable sharing music with others. When both the student and I decide a piece is ready we record it and post it to the website where students and families can access it at any time. We furthermore share prepared pieces in recitals. I perform my own compositions and jazz standards locally as vocalist and pianist, and I co-direct a teen big band called the Blame It On My Youth Jazz Orchestra. I am also a founding member of the Latin band Saludos Compay.
Specialty: jazz piano, music theory, improvisation
Studio location: Chapel Hill, Carrboro.
In-home lessons available
Teaching: Elementary to adult students welcomed