In Person and Online Services
Private Lesson / Consultation
A one-on-one lesson, usually one hour in length, though it can be longer or shorter, depending on individual needs. It is also possible to schedule an “open” lesson, which will usually be somewhere between 1-2 hours, depending on how much time is needed to work the repertoire in question. One or multiple pieces can be presented. “Tune-up” sessions are also available, to spot-check certain passages in relation to previously-discussed musical and/or technical issues. These are generally 20-40 minutes in length.
Masterclass / Group Lesson
Instruction with multiple participants, usually with an audience. The repertoire performed in the class can be unrelated, or it could be grouped around a stylistic period (Classical, Romantic, etc.), a specific composer, or a genre (concerto). Length is usually 2-3 hours for one class, with 4-6 students performing.
In-person lessons are taught at my home studio, or at another teacher’s studio. I do travel throughout the west coast and the US, and can arrange to work as a consultant with teachers on-site at their respective studios. Masterclasses are held at locations away from my home studio: teacher studios, music teacher meetings/conventions, universities, and other institutions.
Online private lessons are taught via Skype, or Facetime if both parties have Mac devices. Masterclasses can be taught online, as well. For skeptics: online work can be an effective and productive forum, where issues of technique and interpretation can be addressed at a high level.
Injury Rehab / Prevention
I have had extensive experience in this area, both with my own injury and other students. Please see the injury page for more information.
Best Candidates for My Studio
I work best with students who are highly motivated and practice consistently; this usually means several hours a day. I have had excellent success with precollege and college students: many have won prizes in competitions throughout the country, and have received financial offers at top music institutions. I also enjoy working with intermediate-advanced adult students for whom piano study is avocational, but who are serious, focused students committed to reaching their highest level of pianistic development. I am happy to work with someone just once, occasionally, or on a regular basis.
How to Get Started
If interested in working with me, please email me: email@example.com. Please include information about your background and current repertoire, as well as current/future goals. We can then set up a time to talk by phone to discuss these items, thus determining whether we might be a good match.
Private teachers interested in consultation lessons/masterclasses for their studios are most welcome to contact me, as well! I have done this work for teachers around the country – both in person and online – and enjoy it greatly. In your initial email, please let me know how many students you’d like me to work with, their repertoire, pertinent information as to their strengths/weaknesses, and what our goals are for the coachings.