<p>My first goal is to nurture a student's love of music through the pride and joy of personally making music. I vary the approach and specific materials according to the student's age, interests and ability, but always with the intention of awakening their musical sense, developing appropriate technical skills, and fostering an understanding of musical structure. Little children begin with imagination, older ones use their more developed cognitive skills, and adults work in a self-motivated, collaborative way.</p>
<p>Before becoming a full time teacher, I worked in arts administration for 20 years. That was a great experience, but in recent years I've found that teaching is where my heart is. It's much more fun!</p>
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