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Teaching Philosophy

Want to know how I teach?  Read on about my Adaptive, Holistic approach to teaching.

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An Adaptive, Holistic Approach To Teaching Music

After many years of teaching piano, theory and composition in a variety of situations, I have come to rely on an adaptive approach to teaching which recognizes that regardless of age or experience level, music students are individuals who have different styles of learning, different gifts, different interests, different goals, and different challenges.  I have learned to be as creative in teaching as I am creative in composing and performing.  Indeed, I have always felt that performing, composing and teaching are inseparable, and therefore I approach each leg of this “holy trinity” with the same care, dedication, and joy.

A Composer’s Perspective:

My holistic approach to teaching piano insists on “intelligent” performance grounded in a deep and thorough understanding of how the composition is put together and what makes it work “under the hood”.