Teaching is my passion!
Believing that music and movement enrich the lives of all persons, I teach toddlers and the "under five" crowd at preschools throughout the Iowa City area, children and adults through programs sponsored by the Iowa City Recreation Center and the Iowa City Public Library, and West Music in Coralville.
In my home studio I offer lessons in guitar, piano, and music theory to children age 3 through adults. I believe that rather than “teaching the guitar or the piano” I teach the student. I love working with beginners! Everyone can learn to play an instrument! Patience, flexibility, and individualization characterize my approach to lessons. Parent/child lessons are available on both instrument.
A life-long learner myself, I hold a BA degree in Dance and another in Comparative Religion, an MA degree in Music Theory, and an MSW in Social Work. In addition, I have pursued extensive coursework on the graduate level in Dance, Music History, and currently in Romance Languages (French, Spanish, and Italian). What I learn becomes part of me and informs my own teaching. I am the lead guitarist of the world music band, Kol Shira. You can listen to us at www.kolshiramusic.com.
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