I believe that everyone comes into the world with a natural capacity for music. My goal as a teacher is to foster the musical ability in my students and to empower them to express themselves. I strive to nurture their inherent curiosity and to inspire them to be life long learners. My holistic method encourages creative expression through songwriting, improvisation, games, and performance while building a strong foundation of music literacy, skill, and technique. People learn differently and I adjust my teaching style to meet their varied needs and interests. I value play, positive reinforcement, and a safe learning environment. I draw upon my experience as an outdoor educator, my degree in music, and a lifetime of playing to influence my teaching.  I am constantly learning from my students and discovering how to best support them on their musical journey. First lessons are free. For more information please follow this LINK to the contact page. 



photo credit: Will Sardinsky