Inspirations for teaching:

Practicing and performing at the organ and piano each week at South Suburban Christian Church provides...

  • stimulation,
  • opportunities to put practice strategies discussed at lessons into practice on a weekly basis,
  • situations to succeed at performing under pressure,
  • understanding how important the abilities to sight read and improvise are to a musician.

Teaching 2nd-8th grade students in large keyboard classes at a number of public schools provides...

  • challenges to make each musical concept clear for any age,
  • challenges to keep myself organized,
  • a clear perspective of the benefits and enjoyment of group teaching,
  • a clear perspective of how wonderful a private-lesson setting is for individual learning.