I believe that teaching should be based around open communication and constant dialogue with my students. My students know me as a nurturer and a guide in their journey on becoming independent and creative musicians. My teaching emphasizes effective practice strategies, and musical inspiration that comes from a deeper knowledge of the music. As I get to know each student, I hope to personalize my approach to accommodate for their interests and abilities, and to find the best method in which they learn the most effectively.  

I am experienced in teaching all levels of piano from beginners to advanced, all ages from pre-college to collegiate students, music majors and non-majors, and in a variety of teaching settings, including classroom and private instruction.

I have prepared many students to reach the goals that they have set for themselves in their musical careers. Many of my students have gone on to give excellent performances, successfully passed the keyboard proficiency exams at Indiana University Bloomington, as well as win the gold standing at the ISSMA competition for solo piano. 

Starting from the 2018-2019 academic year, I will be joining the music department at Indiana University East as the Adjunct Professor of Piano. I look forward to couple my experiences as an Assistant Instructor in the piano department and faculty of the Young Pianist Program at the Indiana University Jacobs School of Music with the knowledge from earning a minor in music education and a level 1 Kodaly instructor certificate. Equipped with these experiences and my heart for pedagogy, I hope to create an exciting and valuable learning environment in each and every teaching situation I come across. 

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More information on the music program at Indiana University East can be found here.


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