Our Teaching Techniques

I use a variety of tools and methods to facilitate learning in the student including Piano Adventures, Celebration Series, which is what the Royal Conservatory Music Development Program uses for their assessments. Popular and Jazz music are also included in this curriculum. Youtube and MP3 songs are used to learn to play by ear. I also use the Well-Prepared Pianist Institute method of teaching pieces and technique which help the student to learn a lot faster than conventional methods. Students are encouraged to enter as many of the activities in the studio as they can to facilitate performance and learning. I also encourage students to play by ear, and to improvise and compose. Last year I had 4 composition winners in our SCMTA chapter's Trudy Woll Composition Contest, and once second place in State.

You will have access to

Various events sponsored by the Snohomish County Music Teachers Association, such as Music in Action, Adjudications, extra recital opportunities, Master Classes, Explore Music, Sonatina Festival, Chamber Music Competitions, Composition Competitions, among a few of the many events available.

In the studio you will have 2 recitals, and access to the Music Development program for adults and children, as well as availability to play on a Piano Team!

What You Can Learn

  • Sight Reading
  • Theory
  • Ear Training
  • Technique- with WPPI
  • Chords and Scales
  • Music Appreciation and History
  • Improvisation
  • Composition
  • How to Accompany a Choir
  • How to Play in Church