Instilling students with the same love of music I have.
My love of music started with my father: he constantly played classical music at home, and had me join our church children’s choir at the age of four. I began the flute at age eight, and the piano at twelve. When I found the Community Conservatory and started studying flute with Sara Sablosky, she not only filled in the gaps in my technique, but involved me in flute duets. They were so much fun! I now continue her tradition with my own students.
My students participate in duos, trios, quartets, and mixed chamber ensembles with other instruments such as piano, flute, violin, and cello. My piano lessons in Bucks County give students the opportunity to learn the art of accompaniment, and I often pair students with flutists and solo instrumentalists from other teaching studios. I encourage my students to make me aware of their friends who also play instruments, and I find appropriate literature for them to play together.
My top priority as a teacher is to instill in my students the same love of music that I have, and to offer every opportunity possible to expand their knowledge of all music, whichever style they choose. My students have a variety of different goals: for example, some have gone on to become music educators themselves, entered competitions and auditions for various groups, and participated in a variety of youth orchestras. Others have decided to study popular music and have joined rock bands, written original music, and learned to improvise. I enjoy guiding my students to find their musical niche, and look forward to helping new students discover their creativity.