Welcome!

Music sets a pattern for life.  What an incredible journey!  Thanks for letting me be your tour guide to help with this great exploration of patterns of growth.  I'll help set those stepping stones at just the right length to help you or your child get to where you want to be.

I feel passionately about music being a fundamental part of a child's development and that the skills we develop while learning it begin a pattern for success in life.  I focus on teaching the fundamentals of piano instruction and cultivating creativity while fostering a genuine love and understanding of music in general.  As a student I received the National Guild Founders Medal twice from the National Guild of Piano Teachers Association (NGPTA).  I started teaching my siblings and later my four children.  I am a certified teacher in the Musicolor Method created by Andrew Ingkavet.  It's an amazing and insightful way to connect with any age level, but especially preschoolers.  Using a combination of his ideas with other method books like Faber Piano Adventures and Wunderkeys, I've created my own creative mix of instruction I then customize just for your child. 

My passion is seeing the magic of positive self-image that results when children accomplish something that was hard for them.  Currently, I teach friends' and neighbors' children in the Stafford, VA area.  Please contact me with any questions.  I'd love to talk with you about your child and their interests.