Now teaching in
Silver City, NM ~ Fairfax, CA
~ Creative Music Coach ~
Hello and welcome!
I am a lifelong musician and songwriter. I am blessed to be a music teacher from a long line of music teachers before me. Together we will start where you are: I offer instruction in guitar and voice with a specialty in song writing, arrangement and harmony.
Let me assist you in moving past the comparing mind, discouraging memories from early experiences. We can identify and address what has kept you from playing, from expressing music that has been inside!
Don't Wait, Let the Music Begin!
My teaching philosophy stems from my conviction that music belongs to all of us. Sadly making music has all but disappeared from most of our daily lives. In todays world it is held by few and sold back to us, making us consumers, audience and spectators to music and celebrity culture. I'm devoted to bringing music back to all as a basic human need and right.
We are meant to make music!
I offer creative coaching, having "midwifed" students and ensembles through the birth of their projects while they
write and record,
perform their music. I also enjoy supporting students in the beginning stages of learning to play and sing!
I teach individualistically, arranging and weaving skills directly into the songs my students bring or even write. My goal is to make each one want to go home, play for joy and improve!
I've led harmony groups for over 15 years using a variety of pre-recorded songs in many styles, along with my own original songs, arranged for 2 - 4 part harmonies. Using the aural tradition, singers access individual recordings through email for learning at home and then returning to class to sing!
Reading is not required!
Singing is healing for the whole body. There are numerous studies focused on immune system, brain health, memory retention, and our most basic sense of safety ~ all directly enhanced by singing with others.