I began my musical journey at the age of 5 starting with piano lessons and quickly acquired a great love and appreciation for music. I developed solid fundamentals of reading, theory, technique, and built an extensive repertoire of songs in classical, jazz, and pop. At the age of 12, I was intrigued with the guitar and began guitar lessons shortly after. With my years of piano training, I picked up the guitar with greater ease. I had an good sense of rhythm, dexterity, and theory knowledge which helped tremendously developing my skills for other instruments. I started playing rock and blues and later studied jazz and classical at the New World School of the Arts. I was a recording artist at the age of 15 signed with a local label. I have recorded and performed with numerous bands in countless venues throughout my career. Over the years, I taught myself to play the bass, drums, and ukulele, in addition to the piano and guitar. I am truly blessed to be able to play and teach all of these instruments effectively.
I am deeply passionate about music education and the joys of working with children. I began teaching in high school as a way of making extra spending money. Realizing my strong ability to communicate my music knowledge and the fulfilling rewards of it, I eventually made a long lasting career out of it. Seeing a child’s face light up after accomplishing a musical goal is what keeps my drive alive. What sets me apart from the rest is my abundance of patience, experience, and playful spirit to keep your child inspired and grow a deeper love for music. As a kid at heart, I develop a deep connection with my students and can relate to all their wonderful dynamic personalities. I have constructed a fun and effective teaching method that is proven to work. I am an expert with children and beginners and take the necessary baby steps to guide them to success.
With discipline and practice, I guarantee they will be entertaining the whole family. By incorporating games and popular songs into my lessons, my students are engaged and having fun. They will develop the proper fundamentals of rhythm, technique, theory, and reading music. I consider myself a new school teacher with a modern approach. I think music should be fun but educational as well. I always consider the musical taste of my students and what they want to play in order to inspire and motivate them. And if you are an adult who is interested in lessons, believe me, it is never too late. I think there is a misconception that adults do not have the same capabilities to learn an instrument as a child. I strongly disagree. I have many adult students who are having great success with their new found talent. So make your lifelong dream come true.
Come join me on this musical journey together and give the gift of music!