I approach teaching music as teaching a language, and want my students to understand music and be able to gain satisfaction from their learning. I teach people of all ages, from 6 to 79.
I have taught for over 40 years, students of a wide variety of ages and expertise. My students have been competition winners, scholarship winners, and have played at the Music Teacher’s state convention. For many years I was chair for the Alameda County branch Certificate of Merit program, and I still judge for the program every year. I have been a judge at numerous solo and concerto competitions as well as for the Young Composer’s Program of MTAC. Recently I have been pleased to help the Music in the Mountains Young Composer’s program by performing the students’ works in showcase concerts.
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