I have had the privilege of teaching for 17 years. My goal is to teach my students to learn to love music and the piano through a positive environment, fun pieces, consistency, and a foundation of knowledge they can use in many ways. While incorporating a base of some classical repertoire, students will also learn to play hymns, popular music and improvise from a lead sheet. They will be given the opportunity to choose the songs they learn. Along the way, I encourage proper technique as they learn scales, chords, and arpeggios. Students will also have regular theory assignments that will help with other music endeavors that may interest them in the future. Through hard work and dedication, they will develop a lifelong skill and the joy that comes from the love and appreciation of music.