About Me

My goal as a piano teacher is to make a students' music experience positive and rewarding

I have 3 young kids and live in the Murrysville area. I am a classically trained pianist originally from Syracuse, NY.

I earned a B.A. in Music from Allegheny College, Meadville where I studied piano under Alec Chien. I also enjoyed playing the french horn and percussion with the Allegheny Wind Symphony and Wind Ensemble.

I have performed in solo recitals, as a soloist with the Allegheny Civic Symphony and Wind Ensemble, in piano duos, a piano quartet, in chamber ensembles and the pit orchestra of musical productions. I know the skills and technique needed to play as a soloist and in different types of groups. I am eager to share this with aspiring pianists.

I have 12+ years experience teaching private piano lessons.

3 years experience in teaching fun group EZ play organ classes to senior citizens.

I was also a substitute teacher for beginning class piano at Allegheny College my senior year.

So whether you are looking to study as a serious pianist, just as a hobbyist or somewhere in between, I can guide and teach you along your journey.

I started piano lessons when I was 8 and music has been a part of who I am every since. 

I have studied under 3 piano teachers in my life. Each teacher had a positive influence on my personally and musically. I strive to do the same for my students.

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