Teaching is my passion and calling in life. I have been teaching piano and voice to students of various ages for 28 years and I am a Nationally Certified Teacher of Music with Music Teachers National Association.
820 Mallard Cove, Harrodsburg, KY 40330
I do not offer in-home lessons.
I do not offer online lessons.
Piano Studies (1972-1992, 2000-2001), Vocal Studies (1987-1992, 2002-2006, 2012-2014), Nationally Certified Teacher of Music with Music Teachers National Association, Bachelor of Music in Piano Pedagogy from Shorter College (1992), Concerto-Aria Winner (1988), Lillybell Lavendar Smith Piano Pedagogy Scholarship Recipient (1991), Middle College Winner of Georgia Music Teachers Association (1991), Honors in Piano Pedagogy (1992)
The primary goals of my teaching are to enhance my students' love and passion for music at each lesson and to inspire them to have a strong appreciation for the arts, no matter what their career choices might be. I want my students to be proud of their abilities as musicians, motivated to learn more, become independent learners and to develop a quality of musicianship that enables them to express thoughts, feelings, emotions and interpret music with fluency and confidence.
I believe in showing respect and kindness to each student, regardless of the amount of natural, musical or technical ability, while reinforcing the importance of setting goals for growth and improvement. I seek to structure a happy, encouraging and productive environment that makes learning easier and more attainable, as I feel students are more likely to achieve great things when they are relaxed, secure and accepted. I begin every lesson with each student at his or her own level and work with faith and consistency as the student is allowed to make strides at his or her own pace.
It is also my belief that the lesson should be a time for problem solving and helping the student by creating a model for practice which they can remember and use at home. Students should be given meaningful and inspiring tools for real-life musicianship.
Each student deserves to have lessons that meet the standards of high quality musicianship and yet are tailored to fit various personalities, learning styles and circumstances. Therefore, I use the teaching method that is the best format, style and level for the student. Repertoire is "classically" centered for the most efficient technical development, although students are given a variety of styles of music to supplement their musical libraries and experience.
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