My instruction style is rooted in the idea of music being both an emotional release and a personal expression. I am compassionate, caring, and above all else, a patient teacher. I enjoy bringing across the concepts of music through the songs that students love most. I have found this accelerates the learning process by creating excitement, which is what music is all about!
I began my teaching career in 2008, receiving Axe Music Edmonton’s ‘Teacher of the Year’ award my first year of instructing. Since then, I have taught over 500 students in both one-on-one and group settings. Ultimately, my goal is to help nurture and develop a person's own character and voice in their playing, and allow for expression through the instrument!
Listening is the most fundamental part of music: it’s crucial to creating any sort of positive, lasting relationship. The way I run my studio is built from this consideration. I listen to the needs of each student, and create custom tailored instruction for you, the individual. I am deeply invested in helping everyone who comes to me learn, improve, and grow.