Dolce Music Studio
My number one goal is to help every student fall in love with music. My teaching is authentic, enthusiastic and geared toward the individual student. I absolutely love my job and find endless joy in seeing a student delight in the sounds they are creating, whether on a basic Level 1 piece or Level 10+ repertoire - and everything in between. Both reading and creativity are nurtured from day one. Milestones in achievement are celebrated with sincere love and enthusiasm, certificates, ribbons, medals, and trophies. Students receive medals noting their progression through repertoire. Certificates and ribbons celebrate student's completion of Theory Levels. Students can earn trophies through participation in other events as well as for recognition of excellence in performance and practice. Students are offered ample performance opportunity annually including traditional recitals, ensemble playing, National Piano Guild Auditions, competitions including Celebration Series, United States International Piano Duo Competition and The Festival for Creative Pianists, Starbucks, and much more. Theory and Technic accompany all lessons.
Education BME VPG University of Northern Colorado MA Regis University Master of Arts Musicology Certificate Regis University Piano Performance Practice of the Eras Studied with Dr. Rob Halquist, Alice Rybak MA, and Dr. Samuel Welsh
Awards Teacher Enrichment Grant MTNA 2018 Nominated for Top Teacher Steinway and Sons 2018 Nominated for CSMTA Teacher of the year 2018 Creative Teaching Award, Festival for Creative Pianists 2017; 2018 Published in CSMTA Journal 2016-7
Associations MTNA CSMTA CMTA National Piano Guild
Genres & Ages Taught Baroque Classical Romantic Modern Contemporary Improv Ages 5 - adult