I believe in a well-rounded approach and use a variety of techniques to teach playing by ear, reading, improvisation, theory and composition. I use the Suzuki method for very young students and a wide variety of music later on, encouraging students to develop their own tastes in music.
I teach and perform for a living. I have taught piano since 1980 and I am also the pianist, flutist, manager and founder of Klezamir, a five-piece klezmer band playing Jewish music, jazz, rock and a variety of other styles. I also direct the Valley Klezmer Orchestra, an ensemble open to the community. I have a Bachelor of Music from the University of Michigan, and certifications in Orff, Suzuki and Music Education from UMass. I also have five self published recordings.
705 Station Road
Amherst, MA 01002-3420