I have been teaching for the last 10 years, and I love it. Most recently I taught keyboard harmony (group piano) and aural skills at Utah State University. I did that for three years. While at Utah State I was nominated to be the UMTA student teacher of the year and was named USU youth conservatory teacher of the year in 2007. Currently I have my own studio with about 25 students. I enjoy learning new teaching methods and techniques, and constantly search for better ways to approach teaching the most important skills at the piano. I feel that Reading Keyboard Music is hands down the best approach to learning to read music.
I performed with the Utah Symphony in their “Salute to Youth” concert as a teenager and accepted an invitation from the Utah Valley Youth Orchestra to perform as soloist playing Beethoven’s Piano Concerto No. 3 in Carnegie Hall in 2003. I was also a quarter finalist in the 1999 Gina Bachauer Young Artist International Piano Competition.
I was introduced to the RKM approach a number of years ago when a parent asked if I would teach her daughter using the same approach her older sister used (RKM). So, I gave it a try and was amazed with what I saw!