778-386-9358 (call or text)
Thanks for visiting! I offer private weekly/bi-weekly instruction, as well as coachings, to voice, accordion, piano and composition students in my home studio in the SE Vancouver area.
I like to work with each student in a comfortable environment best fitting their individual abilities and musical/personal interests. While I aim to provide an emphasis on proper technique and musicianship, I'm even more interested in providing a space to explore music in whichever way that feels most natural, intuitive, and engaging to the student. My hope is that this allows my students to freely and confidently express themselves for years beyond their initial musical studies.
My primary goal is to keep students involved and excited about music for the long term and throughout their lifetime!
Voice – this is my principal instrument. I accept students of all levels/styles from age 8 to adult, and teach all styles of voice (with a specialization in musical theatre, classical and jazz). Students 8 years of age and under who are interested in voice lessons can register in a "pre-voice" lesson, combining voice, piano, sight-reading and musicianship skills.
Sight-Singing/Musicianship - one of my biggest musical passions is unlocking a new piece of music, and I think it's an ability which everyone can develop. I offer coachings and lessons to assist with reading music notation (particularly vocal music) in a simple and systematic way.
Accordion – I teach beginner to intermediate accordion (piano accordion only).
Piano – I teach beginner to intermediate (RCM Grade 6) piano. In addition to standard method-book advancement, I am also open to other methods of learning - including improvisation, composition, application of skills in jazz/pop piano styles, understanding & interpreting lead sheets, etc.
Composition - my specialty is in musical theatre and incidental music composition.
Theory – I currently teach up to RCM Grade 2 Rudiments.
Vancouver Studio (Private Studio): Mondays, Tuesdays & Wednesdays 12:00-9:00 p.m. (all lessons by appointment only). I accept weekly, bi-weekly and coaching students.
Vancouver Studio: 7105 Clarendon St., Vancouver, BC