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Teaching Philosophy

Music has a peculiar ability to point us back to that which is Highest;

That Source of the good, the true and the beautiful.


Through its study we are invited to engage with the richness of the world;

Through its discipline, to become people of character.

As deep calleth unto deep,

so do we live and learn and bravely sail the depths.

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The art of the piano is a complex undertaking that develops those who practice it into multi-faceted individuals - requiring deep thinking, goal-setting, and consistency in order to succeed. In other words, imagination and discipline. Sharpening both can help students in far more than just piano playing, as those who learn to have a well-articulated vision for the future, a plan to achieve it, and the self-control to abide by it, will hold the keys to a successful life.


I aim to encourage my students to think for themselves; not only to pursue excellence in piano playing, but also to pursue greatness in life. Every student has within themselves the ability to achieve heroic things; and the pursuit of such things, through struggle and success alike, is the adventure that every individual is called to.

It is my privilege as a teacher to be a part of the journey.


When the time comes for a student to leave my studio, my hope is that they will embark with an encouraged heart; well-armed with the capacity to navigate the bewildering currents and to fill the world’s canvas with the brilliant colors of their imagination.

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