My students consist of both children and adults. My approach with them is to tap into the natural creativity and expression to bring out the best possible result. I am a passionate, patient, approachable and loving teacher. I take pride in building my students’ understanding of beginners' jazz, classical and contemporary music along with theory in a short period of time. My quarterly recitals over the past 15 years have helped many of my students gain confidence in performing in front of audiences, even in schools and at community events. Several of my students have gone on to perform professionally.