Hello!  I have been teaching piano full-time for over 35 years and enjoy helping my students to find joy in their music.  While I have had many award winners and students preparing for college music degrees in my studio, I feel that the most important goal is to make sure that all students love music and find self-expression in playing the piano.


Private lessons are available at my studio and online for students from beginning to advanced levels who range from age three to adult.  Both traditional piano instruction and Suzuki Piano are offered.  The Suzuki Mother Tongue method is especially suited to young students and I have extensive experience in the method.  Please see the Articles & Links page for more information about the Suzuki Method.

What is included in the lessons?

A well-rounded musical education assists students in defining what music means to them.   My goal is to cover all areas of musicianship:  Performance, technique, theory, sight reading, ear training, music history and a knowledge of music other than that for the piano.  My teaching is based on an ergonomically correct technique for effortless playing. 

While my main focus is on classical, my students also enjoy popular, jazz, church and ethnic music.  Graduates from my studio have chosen many different paths, including classical and jazz performance, composition, music education, music technology and pop/rock/jazz composition.  Piano is also important for those going into other musical fields such as vocal and band or orchestra and especially for those wanting to direct musical groups.  And of course, piano enhances the lives of those not going into music.

There are several major studio recitals each year:  October, December, February. April  and June.  Students may also participate in all the recitals, evaluations, examinations and competitions held by the organizations in which I am a member:  the Music Teachers' Association of California, Temecula Valley Branch, the Music Teachers' National Association, the California Association of Profession Music Teachers, the Suzuki Association of the Americas and the National Guild of Piano Teachers.

Give me a call or email me with any questions you might have.   I'll be happy to answer them.