Welcome to my piano studio!
With a background heavily steeped in classical piano I am able to happily teach a variety of styles to all ages and levels in the convenience of your own home. I have successfully had students ranging from as young as 4 years old to adults retired and in their seventies. I enjoy teaching beginners their first pieces all the way to helping high schoolers develop their technique and comb their sound with a refined musical sense and polish. Many families have continued lessons for more than 5 years with me.
My curriculum brings a healthy balance of music including classical, pop, show tunes, movie themes, duets and many more. I also cover music theory, composition and songwriting. I personally tailor lessons to each student to make it the most enjoyable and productive learning experience. We have an exciting annual studio recital at the Wilton Public Library's Brubeck Room every June.
My studies include a Bachelors of Music in classical piano performance from Western Connecticut University, as well as a Bachelor Arts with a concentration in music and literature from The University of Connecticut. My recent Debussy recording has been featured as the “Artist’s Pick” on Spotify’s official Debussy homepage and has gathered 3,000+ streams! I also carry a rounded musical background in pop music as I spent time performing in the local rock band Take October and have continued to write and perform my own music as a solo artist.
I am grateful to have had the privilege of studying with the renown pianists Neal Larrabee (Rosina Lhevinne pupil), as well as Russell Hirshfield, and Patricia Lutnes (Karl Schnabel pupil). I value that these teachers of mine all have direct pupil links back to many of the major composers including Beethoven and Chopin themselves. I continue to further my studies in attendance at countless masterclasses and performances of world famous pianists including Menahem Pressler, founder of the Beaux Arts Trio.
I am very proud of both my Classical Studies Lineage to Beethoven:
Near Larrabee, University of Connecticut
Karl Schnabel, Artur's son
Patricia Lutnes, Western Connecticut State University