I am proud to offer my versatile lessons to piano students of all ages. My approach is based on the personality and goals of each student.
With my students interested in traditional piano lessons, we study how to read and play sheet music. We explore music theory, scales, and exercises.
Many students do better with a more creative approach. I teach these students to learn their favorite songs by ear or by using chord charts. Some students want to focus on being able to perform solo or play with a band. We study improvisation, the ability to sing while playing, and sometimes we work on songwriting and recording together.
Stylistically, my lessons run the gamut. Students learn classical, jazz, and pop songs. They learn songs from movies and TV, obscure indie songs, and songs from video games and viral videos.
The majority of my students live in Brooklyn and Manhattan. I tend to teach the most in Williamsburg, Greenpoint, and Park Slope, but I extend my services to many other nearby neighborhoods.
Music is an excellent way to multiply intelligence, express the self, and deepen appreciation for the world around us. I keep this idea at the heart of my teaching.
I have been a passionate piano player for 28 years and a devoted instructor for 14. I'm the pianist of three churches in Brooklyn. During my twenties, I spent much of my time touring the world in rock bands and touring a musical.