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 many students and ensembles through the birth of their music, as they begin or resume learning to
play and sing, write and record,
and finally perform their music.
I teach individualistically, arranging and weaving skills directly into the music and songs my students bring or even write, that make them want to go home and play for joy and improve!
I started forming harmony groups over 15 years ago. I have arranged and recorded a wide variety of songs in many styles, along with my own original songs arranged for 2 - 3 part harmonies. I use the aural tradition for my singers to learn with recordings, by ear at home and then to return to class to practice with others.
Reading is not required!
Singing is healing for the body. There are now numerous studies focused on immune system health, memory and dementia prevention, and deep nervous system health, and our sense of safety all directly enhanced though singing together.