Studies show us that there are many benefits to learning how to play an instrument including heightened IQ, better test scores, and increased creativity! See a short list here.
Within a framework of six tenets - autonomy, community, creativity, play, recognized success, and relatedness, it's my goal to teach my students exactly what they need to know to achieve their musical goals. Everyone has a unique goal, so I use a student-based approach and develop a unique curriculum for each musician. Read more about the six tenets here.
I'm a licensed public school music teacher in the state of Massachusetts and a Suzuki-registered guitar instructor specializing in classical guitar, rock, folk, and pop, with students ranging in age from 4 years old to adult. I've taught hundreds of students guitar for over 28 years.
I taught private guitar lessons for 8 years at the Uconn Community Music School for the Arts where I developed the Rockshop, a week long workshop for teens designed to help participants build community, practice cooperation, improve critical thinking, learn to play in groups, and have fun!
I have a master's degree in Learning Media and Technology and Social Justice Education.