Learning a musical instrument is an exciting endeavor. Whether
or not one goes on to perform professionally, knowing how to play an instrument and to read music can provide enjoyment that
will continue throughout all stages of life. I offer lessons to serious students of all ages at the beginning, intermediate,
and advanced levels.
During the past 7 years I have taught piano at the Sacred Heart
School in Yonkers, N.Y. I have found that patience, humor, and a willingness to impart my passion for music has been
instrumental in forming a strong rapport with my students. I have worked as a professional jazz musician for the past
30 years, touring the U.S., Europe, and Japan, as well as performing at such New York Venues as The Blue Note, Village Vanguard,
and Alice Tully Hall.
In order to get the most out of your lessons there are a few
points that I would like to touch on. I am sure that most have heard the old joke about how to get to Carnegie
Hall. Well as corny as it sounds, it is true – practice is the key to learning! A regular practice routine
is essential and provides the student with a solid foundation. At the beginning level I recommend 20 minutes a day,
while intermediate students should practice for at least an hour. But the key is to be consistent. Even
if you can only practice 10 minutes a day (I understand that work takes precedent) this is preferable to missing a day of
Finally, the most important thing for you to remember is that you should have
fun learning the piano. I will do my best to make the lessons interesting and to instill a sense of enjoyment from music.
Email me for scheduling and rates.