I teach piano lessons to students ages 5 thru adult. I love to customize lessons to students individual needs. I offer several different types of lessons.
Traditional-- emphasis on fundamentals of music and theory with customization depending on what genres the student is drawn toward.
Songwriting- Private piano lessons with a focus on creating your own music
Improvised music directing- Piano lessons focused on how to improvise underscore and songs for improv groups.
Voice lessons for audition prep- Need to practice for an audition? I can serve as a practice accompanist/ acting coach/ vocal coach
Note: at this time I only teach within Chicagoland and travel to students homes however I would be interested in branching out and experimenting with online lessons.
In the fall of 2017 I was the music director for the Ups for Downs production of Wizard of Oz. Artistic lense provided by the good ol' prisma app.
Me with the 2018 cast of Still Acting Up's Win it All. This is a group of senior citizens I work with to create original musicals.
I have experience teaching ages 5- 95 and love the challenge of working with different groups of all abilities. I have worked with everyone from incarcerated youth to senior citizens in the suburbs- sometimes in the same day.
Although I mainly focus my work on music, my degree is in theatre performance and directing with a focus on community arts.I love to create classes/ workshops with and for specific groups who may not always get a chance to perform.
Musical improv- Learn the elements of improvised musical theatre and how to work together as a team to create an original musical on the spot.
Musical theatre writing- work as a group to devise an original scripted musical. Depending on the goal of the group, we can create a cabaret of solos around a theme or a full musical. Let's see where creativity takes us!