Teaching experience and music education
I have been teaching since 2012 and maintain a studio of over 30 students. I have experience teaching students aged 6 to adult and love helping everyone learn this amazing instrument! I graduated summa cum laude from Silver Lake College with a Bachelor’s in piano performance and pedagogy. I am currently studying the Taubman Approach with Dr. Joao Paulo Cassaroti of St. Norbert's University; this approach focuses on healthy and ergonomic technique to produce comfortable and beautiful playing. I am constantly growing as a teacher and striving to offer the best possible learning experience to my students. My students successfully perform in recitals and often place first in events such as the MMTA Composition Festival or MMTA Fall Festival, as well as advancing on to state Badger Auditions and receiving honorable mentions. Students are also encouraged to play for community events or at church.
I am a member of the Michibago Music Teachers Association and Oshkosh Area Music Teachers Association which supply ongoing professional development and many opportunities for students. I have presented at the annual state conference of WMTA and performed in multiple honors recitals at Silver Lake College. I enjoy performing for weddings, social events, church services and collaborating with other musicians.