... and thank you for visiting my teaching webpage. I am a private full-time music teacher in the greater Harrisburg area. For over 2 decades I've been teaching hundreds of local kids and adults piano and guitar. My emphasis has always been to impart not just good musical instruction, but to leave the students and parents with a stellar experience that they cherish long after the lessons come to an end.
I've been a performing musician (pop bands, acoustic trios, etc.) since about the age of 20 and I emphasize a contemporary approach for the older kids/adults that are 'radio-minded'. While I do teach the basics of sight-reading, I'm quick to toss in other aspects such as improv, or draw from a wide range of fun and interesting music that is far from the typical -and often boring- piano instruction fare. For the youngest kids, I keep the music very simple and fun and get their sight-reading skills improving in very fast fashion. I have a great rapport with the kids and maintain a casual teaching environment--but not at the expense of results.
Most importantly to many, I teach in the convenience of your own home (and now also via Skype). I reside in suburban Harrisburg, but currently travel as far as Hummelstown to the ends of Mechanicsburg. I typically have approximately 50 weekly students (a few less over summer) and encourage interested students to contact me early to ensure availability. I'm always eager to forward many references/contact info of current or past students.