Private Lessons

Thank you for visiting my website! My goal is to inspire and build confidence while providing a fun, creative outlet for self-expression.

I offer private lessons at my studio in Kirkland, WA. In addition to teaching locally, I offer private lessons through online video meetings. This is a solution for local students to eliminate time spent in traffic and for online students to benefit from personalized instruction.

I teach jazz, rock, pop, R&B, funk, blues, African, Afro-Cuban and Brazilian rhythms, drum set, rudimental and orchestral snare drum, reading, transcription, essential piano, guitar and bass skills, music theory and technique.

I’ve been teaching since 1999. I taught in the Bay Area for 20 years before taking a job as an Instructional Designer at the University of Washington in Seattle. I relocated to Kirkland, WA in 2021 and I currently work as a Learning Experience Designer at AWS.

My students have been awarded scholarships to conservatories and universities, and later gone on to become successful performers and educators. However serious or casual the student, I encourage building a positive relationship with music that will last a lifetime.

Please visit LinkedIn to read reviews from parents/students (log in and scroll down to recommendations), and reach out to me directly if you have any questions. Thank you!

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