Interested in learning how to play the piano?
Having a piano coach is different from having a teacher. Teaching typically is a one-way interaction focused on the teacher, while coaching is more interactive and focuses primarily on the student. I give my students tools to learn, observe them in lessons, and guide them on improvement with constructive feedback. The intention at each lesson is to give students a way to express themselves through music, relieve stress, challenge themselves by learning to site read, and all-the-while, enjoy the process.
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Piano Lessons offered
online and in-person
Piano lessons are offered weekly and customized to your learning style.
Each lesson is 30 minutes long and can be held in the studio or we can do the lessons online using Zoom. All in-person lessons are offered in Anacortes, WA.
Available for adults and kids 8 years and older. It's a great opportunity for all ages to learn, to strengthen both sides of their brain, improve memory function, develop discipline, and enjoy a life long skill.
All lessons are weekly for 30 minutes and monthly tuition includes the weekly lesson and standard lesson books
Lessons are available online through Zoom.
Lessons held in teacher's studio in Anacortes, WA
I teach Monday through Thursdays in the afternoon up until 6PM. I do not teach Friday or on the weekends.
If you have a flexible schedule and are able to do a morning time or between 2 - 3PM on a weekday, I do have a few times available. Please reach out and I can let you know which days I have those times open!
My after-school times are currently full. If you would like to be added to the waitlist or get contact information for other local teachers in Anacortes (or virtual teachers), please send me an email and I can let you know as soon as there is an opening in my schedule.
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notes from the coach
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I'm not your regular ol' piano 'teacher.' I began private lessons at 6 years old up until I started high school, where I joined the orchestra. After a few mortifying recitals and playing in front of my high school, I discovered I did not enjoy playing for the public. I enjoyed it the most when I played for my own entertainment.
WHY I PLAY & TEACH&
When playing at home, it brought down stress levels, calmed my nerves, and knowing what I know now - it definitely helped with my brain development (was a total wiz at math and still love creative problem solving as an adult).
I never planned on being a teacher, but friends wanted to learn how to play - so 15+ years ago it began. Lessons became opportunities to connect on life, have breakthroughs in learning something new, and make progress toward goals. I've had students of all ages in the last decade as young as 5 and as mature as 65+.
Over the years, my teaching style has developed more into coaching. Adults learn AMAZINGLY fast (despite some initial denial and resistance), and I guide you along the way. Practice requires discipline, lessons provide the tools and encouragement, and progress ultimately is up to the student. The more you develop your discipline in at-home practice, the more you will improve.
I believe all humans should learn to express themselves through music. With all of the benefits that it provides, it also is an emotional tool to express feelings that may be more difficult to put into words. I love that I get to guide people to learn and find a new outlet in life.
On a side note, you will likely meet my friendly cats, Odie and Bubba, during lessons.
Odie is a large, furry baby and loves to play and is fascinated by the piano. Bubba is a tiny guy who is shy but loves to cuddle. You may see occasional rhino symbols around my house and website as well, which is dedicated to my late kitty, Rhino, who passed away in 2021. He's still my unofficial mascot - and his legacy is being lived through his adopted brothers, Odie and Bubba.