Contact me if you are interested private lessons in violin, piano, theory or composition. I teach all ages and levels. Online lessons are available.


Violin lessons are based on the Suzuki method but incorporate other genres and improvisation depending on the student's interests. Piano and theory lessons include reading lead sheets and improvising over chord changes in many different styles. As a composition teacher, I help students generate and organize musical ideas and communicate them clearly to the performer. It is this transfer of musical ideas from composer to musician that is the most essential, and often most challenging, part of the composition process. I work with Sibelius notation software and Garage Band.


$75 per hour, $50 per half hour


Students must give 24 hours notice if they need to cancel a lesson.

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