I have fifteen years of experience teaching private lessons to students of a range of ages and abilities. I particularly enjoy starting young students with their first music lessons. I hold a Master of Music degree in harp performance and pedagogy from the Peabody Conservatory, and I have formal training in harp teaching and exposure to diverse methods. While at Peabody, I taught lessons in a variety of settings, including in my studio, through the Harp Adventures program at Peabody, and through the Bridges after school program at the Baltimore Montessori School. I have coordinated and assisted with student recitals and concerts, including directing group rehearsals and coaching ensembles. I currently teach piano and harp at two DC-area organizations: Harmonic Music Studios and the DC Youth Orchestra Program, where I manage around 50 students weekly. I enjoy composing and arranging music for beginner-level harp and have recently published my four-book curriculum, Happy Harps, which is available from numerous respected harp music distributors!
I strive to teach with a well-rounded approach that includes music history, theory, note-reading, technique, musicality, performance techniques, and exposure to various sounds and genres. My goal is to recognize the potential in each student and challenge him or her in a way that encourages growth. The skills learned in solo and ensemble performance, as well as individual practice, are far-reaching; both students who become professional musicians as well as those who do not will experience benefits from music study in their personal, academic, and professional lives.
Includes information about fees, expectations, materials, etc.