My favorite thing about teaching is connecting with each student to discover how their individual brain receives, processes and applies information. I began teaching private viola lessons over 30 years ago while still in high school. I went on to major in music ed for 2.5 years before changing my course of study and earning a BAE in Elementary Education with a fine arts emphasis. Over the years, I taught in many different settings, different ages and different levels. I currently offer private piano lessons primarily online with an option to come in-person periodically when needed.
Most of my students are from the homeschool community and most of my lessons are scheduled between the hours of 10-2. I have been involved with homeschooling since 1991 when I started homeschooling as a High School Sophomore. I then helped school my 10 siblings. My 2 daughters have been exclusively schooled at home. One daughter is graduated and the other is finishing high school and pursuing a career in music performance.
We are a neurodiverse family with both ADHD and ASD diagnoses. I am very familiar with neurodiversity and enjoy working with students, diagnosed or not, with ASD and ADHD symptoms. I know from experience that parents are the most valuable source of information for a teacher. My focus is always to support the goals of the parents while adjusting to the needs of the students. If it sounds like we might be a good fit, text me and we can set up a time to chat!