I started to play a musical instrument when I was 12 years old and I knew then that I was hooked for life. Many decades later, music remains the cornerstone of my life. If a day goes by that I'm not teaching, practicing, rehearsing or performing; to me, it's a precious day lost.
I work with private students of all ages and abilities. I aspire to instill a love of music; the discipline needed to practice at least 5 days a week; the ability to improve their sight reading and playing skills at a pace appropriate to each individual student; and, when appropriate, to blend well with other musicians.
Over the years I have been privileged to start numerous students on woodwind, brass, percussion and strings when they were in 4th grade only to find myself writing letters of recommendation for their college applications.
Each year several of my students are accepted into the All State and All County bands and orchestras. Many of them enjoy and benefit from membership in our Flute Club, a small group of students which meet on some weekend days where we play as an ensemble.
Whether playing with The Hudson Valley Wind Ensemble; as a soloist; or, as a member of a chamber group, I cherish the performance experience.
The process required to learn the music; practice, practice and practice my part; and then rehearsing until things come together 'just right' is something I have always loved....almost as much as the final performance itself.
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Lessons are scheduled on a weekly basis.
Beginner - 30 minute/$45
Intermediate - 45 minute/$55
Advanced - 60 minute/$65
Discounts are available for advanced payment of lessons.
Save $10 on the total cost of monthly lessons.
Save $25 on the total of a package of 10 lessons.
Performance rates on assessed on an individual basis.