I believe that music is an essential component for enjoyment and learning throughout our lives. Music not only enriches our creativity, but it also gives us the ability to express ourselves by creating something truly unique.
It is no secret that music instruction carries enormous benefits. Learning an instrument provides a healthy outlet for stress, increases confidence, and encourages a higher level of appreciation for all genres of music. In particular, the piano attracts many budding musicians due to its versatility, beautiful repertoire, and ability to communicate a wide range of emotions. Everyone has the capacity to play and enjoy music, and it is my role as an instructor to bring out the best musician in each of my students.
Aside from the structure and discipline expected from formal music lessons, I ultimately strive to create a learning environment that is both stimulating and encouraging for my students. I enjoy structuring my teaching methods to accommodate individual learning styles, and I strongly believe in the importance of a well-rounded musical foundation. My desire is to provide the tools and guidance necessary for musical growth, and to instill a love and appreciation of music that will last a lifetime.
I have 8 years experience teaching piano and voice lessons (beginning in 2010) and have worked with approximately 50-75 students total. My students frequently give recitals, successfully audition for various musical opportunities in my area, and enjoy performing for family and friends.
I graduated from Elizabethtown College with degrees in voice and piano performance, along with an additional degree in professional writing. Upon graduating in 2013, I joined the faculty at the State College Music Academy and started growing my own private piano and voice studio. I also obtained a Master's degree in music performance from the Indiana University of Pennsylvania in December 2017 and will be joining the Elizabethtown College Music Camp as a piano faculty member this upcoming July.
In addition to teaching, I frequently accompany for various performances and events in the State College area.
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