Experienced, (30+ years), high energy teacher, incorporating new teaching tools to include modern songs, games, and technology.
Member of the Music Teacher's National Association, the International Horn Society, and several online education communities, staying abreast of emerging practices and activities.
Offering both traditional and adaptive instructional styles, focusing on FUN!
Creating individualized lessons, students are not required to buy music or books, but rather utilize my extensive Lending Library, which is included in tuition. No two students will have exactly the same curriculum, as no two people have exactly the same needs!
Specializing in creating unique music instruction, with additional training working with students needing a little something extra: adults who wished they'd had lessons or hadn't quit, and those with challenges who need accessible music education.
Extensive experience with Autism, ADHD, intellectual and developmental delays. Multiple references available upon request.
History: After a degree in Music, I continued studying Music Education at San Diego State University, and Horn under John Lorge. I founded San Diego Music for Life in California in 1992, teaching, performing, and recording on piano, horn, clarinet, and percussion. Moving to beautiful North Dakota in 2010, I teach both out of my home studio in Mandan, and travel to student's homes. I am a member of the Bismarck-Mandan Symphony Orchestra, enjoy playing with the West River Winds, and can be heard playing in many area churches.
I can also be seen around town driving busses for Mandan Public Schools and Harlow's Coaches! What does this mean for YOU?
I've been fingerprinted and checked by the FBI, Mandan and Bismarck Police Departments, maintain a perfect driving record, and am routinely drug-tested. Not what many usually require in a music teacher, but not bad information to know!