I was born and raised in southern California and I took my first piano lesson at the age of six. I was initially one of those students who took lessons only because my parents signed me up, and thus I didn’t grow up being the most dedicated at practicing. When I was 14, I auditioned for and was accepted to the Orange County High School of Arts, and during my years there, music became a way for me to open up and develop socially. This in turn led me to choose music as a career and pass on a wonderful gift to help others discover their potential not only as musicians, but also as well-rounded human beings. I hold a bachelor’s degree in music education and a master’s degree in musicology, and while I am classically trained, I have recently been cultivating my jazz skills! My favorite classical composers are Mozart, Beethoven, Chopin, Rachmaninoff, and Gershwin, but I am also a fan of alternative rock such as Coldplay and Linkin Park, as well as 1990s music!
I started teaching piano in 2012 near the end of my master’s degree work and as the demand for lessons grew, I shifted my career focus from music research to teaching piano. Since then, I have taught a variety of age groups and levels from preschoolers to adults, as well as in various settings such as private schools, students’ homes, and (since the start of the COVID-19 pandemic) online through Zoom. I also enjoy having my students collaborate on duets to emphasize the social aspect of making music and sharing that gift with others.
In addition to learning piano technique and music fundamentals through one-on-one lessons, I believe that piano lessons are also a fun medium for teaching life skills such as patience and the value of trying your best! I am excited to be a part of your musical journey!
M.A. - California State University, Long Beach
B.M. - Chapman University
Performer, A Night in Fullerton 2005
MTAC Adult Performance program 2006
You will need a computer or tablet with a webcam and microphone...Read More
You will need a computer or tablet with a webcam and microphone that is connected to a good Internet connection, with a download speed preferably above 25 Mbps, your instrument (of course), and/or any equipment recommended by your teacher prior to the lesson. A link and details on how to join will be included in your booking confirmation email.
Online Lessons are all attended on the Zoom video conferencing platform. After...Read More
Online Lessons are all attended on the Zoom video conferencing platform. After you book, you’ll receive an email confirmation with a link to your upcoming lesson that you’ll join using a web browser or the Zoom app. Lessons use both audio and video, so make sure that you can meet the system requirement before booking a lesson. Online lessons are interactive, so you’ll be able to communicate with your teacher, ask questions, and comment as much as you like.
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Lessons can be canceled or rescheduled directly on the platform using the...Read More
Lessons can be canceled or rescheduled directly on the platform using the cancel/reschedule function in the Booked Lesson section of your Dashboard at least 24 hours before the lesson time. If you need to cancel a lesson, do so by clicking on the “Cancel” button on your booked lesson and your teacher will be notified automatically.
You can always think ahead and get a few things ready before...Read More
You can always think ahead and get a few things ready before your lessons. Make sure to tune your instrument before the lesson. Bring à a notepad and anything you might need to write down notes. We strongly recommend testing your video conference settings at least 15 min before each lesson to avoid any unwanted technical issues during the lesson.
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