From the First Note to the Final Bow
When high standards in training meet with a dedicated student, fine music-making is the result. It takes time and effort to reach the pinnacle of artistic performance. When a musician reaches that place they realize that the praise and the applause, though they may be rewarding, aren't everything. Making music is everything. Expressing yourself through your art is everything. Immersing yourself in the act of making music is everything.
I have enjoyed a more or less collegial student/teacher experience working with pro singer/songwriter Zander Esterley. Comparing notes on technique and performance is one of my favorite things. Visit his website, zanderest.com.
Student Julia Pacific in a holiday performance
Student Julia Urone rehearsing for a holiday performance
A Personal Note
Integrity. That's the key word. I teach others the way I would want to be taught, never forgetting the uniqueness of the individual and always striving to offer the highest caliber instruction. Very often students come to me with a hazy idea of what quality lessons involve and what it means to work humbly and submit to the training. In a warm, friendly environment we work through the process together, guiding each other every step of the way.
I always look forward to welcoming any new student who has a strong desire to learn and to grow as an artist.