Our lessons will be laid-back, encouraging, and productive. We will work together to help you achieve your goals and gain a well-rounded music education, regardless of age or musical background. Each lesson will be based on the student's goals on the instrument and his or her interests. I focus on incorporating these goals and interests with the musical foundation necessary to be able to reach them, as well as exposing students to new musical ideas and styles. I am passionate about sharing musical knowledge with others and believe that the most important aspect of teaching music is creating an environment that is encouraging, fun, and individualized for each student. I have over 5 years of experience teaching piano and guitar to students of all ages and musical backgrounds. I am a pianist and guitarist, an active performer, educator, and audio engineer with degrees in Professional Music (Performance) and Audio Engineering from Berklee College of Music. I have studied with extraordinary musicians and teachers such as Jennifer Elowsky- Fox, Doug Johnson, Ray Santisi, and Suzanna Sifter. My music curriculum includes a variety of methods that I have found to be incredibly useful in my own music education and that of my students. These include performance studies books, ear training, sight-reading exercises, body mapping, proper technique, improvisation skills, and songbooks from a variety of genres. Above all, I focus on finding material that best suits the needs and interests of each student. In music production, I promote hands-on learning and focus on practical application of concepts as well as examples of what we are studying in well-known songs.