I have been teaching since I was a high school senior, when I started working as a teaching assistant in an elementary school music class. Since then I have taught private piano lessons and oboe lessons, group music classes (music theory, aural and sight-singing skills, music composition, music history and appreciation), self-defense classes (adrenaline-state training), and have tutored students in English, writing, essay-writing, humanities, reading, psychology, and test prep. I love teaching and I love learning from my students even more. I am a well-rounded person with many interests and believe this is part of what makes me a good teacher. I want all of my students to learn in the most holistic way possible while I'm working with them. I am also a patient and empathetic person and instructor.