PHILOSOPHY

"The art of teaching is the art of assisting discovery."

-Mark van Doren

I believe that teaching is the art of empowering a student to discover their ability to learn. The teacher’s role is to spark a student’s curiosity and to help guide the student in their journey. Music offers a valuable opportunity for students to discover and develop: a strong work ethic, creativity, self-expression, and to experience intrinsic motivation, all skills, and experiences that are highly valuable. Not only does learning an instrument develop valuable skills, it can also inspire a lifelong love and appreciation for the beauty and power of music. Music gives a voice to the thoughts that we can not find words for. It is my goal to help each of my students find this voice.

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