I teach because I love music and want to share the joy of music with others. Personally, music helped me develop my own voice and confidence at a young age. Music lessons guided me along my journey, teaching me valuable skills (ex. focusing, efficient practicing, and aural concepts). Music also provided a wonderful social network for me to develop life-long friendships. As a result, I endeavor to “give back” and “pass along” the knowledge I have learned to others through my pedagogy.
My personal teaching style embraces a strong sense of commaraderie within the flute studio and community. I believe our musical journey is about life-long, meaningful learning experiences which are created in a more significant way through sharing. I encourage my students to collaborate with each other and support their many endeavors and discoveries along the way.
I am committed as a teacher to the concept of “Music for All” … music for all ages, genders, races, economic levels, and skill abilities. I believe in equity, diversity, and inclusion. My flute pedagogy seeks to empower and encourage students on their musical journey, focusing on their personal goals. My pedagogy embraces kinesthetic awareness, Alexander Technique, and Body Mapping to help students perform at ease while reaching their highest potential and reducing performance anxiety.
Overall, I believe that music is a “universal” language which cultivates understanding, acceptance, growth, and love throughout the world.