I was lucky enough to grow up in a household with a piano and developed a love for the sounds that it made at a young age. I began taking lessons at the Great Neck Music Conservatory in Great Neck, NY at the age of five and have been actively playing ever since. I have been a classical pianist for twentyseven years and a piano teacher for over ten years. I have a BS in Criminal Justice (2004, St. John’s University, NY) and a BA in Music Education (2011, Aaron Copland School of Music at Queens College, NY) with an initial teaching certification in music grades K-12. I attended the Lawrence Eisman Center for Preparatory Studies in Music at Queens College from 1995-1999. I have performed in many venues throughout NYC, including Steinway Hall, Cami Hall, and Weill Recital Hall at Carnegie Hall. I am currently a certified NYSSMA piano judge and a member of NAFME and The Associated Music Teachers League.
I believe that there is no one universal method to teach students how to learn how to play the piano. All students are different as they come from diverse backgrounds, have specific individual needs, and unique preferences. A good piano teacher must embrace these differences and, in turn, utilize a variety of teaching styles and ideas to appeal to each student regardless of their age, training, learning ability, and musical preference. I am a versatile teacher and believe in trying new ideas and strategies to help my students find success and develop an appreciation and love for what they are learning.