Pianist, Teacher, Arranger, Composer

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Collaborative Playing

Collaborative Playing

In my studio, summer is a great time to let students work on collaborative projects. Schedules tend to be lighter, and we don’t have the pressure of recitals or adjudications lurking just around the corner.   When I know one of my piano students also plays another...

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On Fostering Creativity

On Fostering Creativity

"I want to work on song writing in my piano lessons this summer," Dylan said. "Okay, get some lyrics written for your first summer lesson and we'll get started," I responded. I love the opening lyric of the piece she worked on this week: "I play piano for a crowd, and...

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