Ages Taught: All
Skills Taught: Beginning through Advanced, Performance, Theory, Technique, Composition, Arrangement
Years Taught: 13
Methods Taught: Various
2018 Earned a Diploma in Piano Pedagogy from Utah State University from Craig Jessop and Dr. Cindy Dewey
2017 Regularly played at University of Utah Hospital in Salt Lake City
2011-2015 Taught Students in USU’s Youth Conservatory, assisted in their many annual concerts which include up to 300 students every year.
Performed in Dr. Kevin Olson’s Debussy recital
Utah State University’s Battle of the Bands Concert 2014, as Brit in Mad Brit and the GuytonesMy composition was showcased in Dr. Kevin Olson’s composition recital
I’ve received training under Dr. Kevin Olson, a famous method book composer; Professor Gary Amano, a celebrated piano teacher, Dr. Jessica Roderer, and Dr. Luke Hancock. I have attended the masterclasses of the likes of Norman Krieger, a celebrated performer and teacher; Vadym Kholodenko, one of the best pianists of today; among others.
My students have played in Utah State University’s Monster Concert, Piano Festival, and Halloween Carnival, as well as several USU Youth Conservatory recitals and private recitals.
I think my favorite part of teaching is being a mentor, a positive factor in someone’s life. While I enjoy teaching adults, I specialize in teaching children aged 5-18 for the very reason that, frankly, being a big sister is the best thing that ever happened to me. I love to get silly, active, and make kids laugh. Teaching piano isn’t just about teaching music, or culture, or developing discipline and cognitive skills (though those are wonderful results of learning piano). It’s about building confidence, raising self esteem, giving someone a fun activity to do during any life event. It’s about giving children a voice, a way to express themselves in a constantly changing, challenging world. Sometimes words cannot express themselves, and that’s what music is for.