505 West 54th Street, New York City NY, 10019

Levels:Intermediate, Advanced
Experience:38 years
Rate:$100 / hr

Personal Statement

Experienced, patient and individualized approach , with emphasis on how to incorporate the physically natural approach to the instrument in order to “speak” through the music.

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Education / Training

Education & Studies

Peabody Conservatory, Johns Hopkins University, Baltimore, Maryland
1982 Artist Diploma, Leon Fleisher, major teacher

1976 Juilliard School of Music, in conjunction with Temple University, Philadelphia, Pennsylvania

Master of Music (4.0 G.P.A.), Adele Marcus, major teacher

1975 Ambler Music Festival, Ambler, Pennsylvania

Summer Study, Adele Marcus, major teacher

1973 Temple University, Philadelphia, Pennsylvania

Bachelor of Music (Magna Cum Laude), Harvey Wedeen, major teacher

Additional studies with and accompanying Lambert Orkis, and chamber music with Helen Kwalwasser
Professional Teaching Career

1984 – 2002 Professor of Piano – Director of Keyboard Studies – Chair of Piano Department, California State University, Long Beach, California

Specialization in the following areas: individual instruction in undergraduate and graduate piano performance, master classes, piano pedagogy, piano accompaniment (vocal and instrumental), chamber music coaching, music appreciation for non-music majors, keyboard literature, collaborative arts, and vocal/opera coaching.

1986 Artist Faculty, Downeast Chamber Music Festival, Dobbs Ferry, NY

1985 Performance Faculty, Downeast Chamber Music Festival, Castine, ME

1983 – 1984 Faculty, Bryn Mawr Conservatory, Bryn Mawr, Pennsylvania

1976 – 1984 Affiliate Faculty, Temple University, Philadelphia, Pennsylvania

1974 – 1984 Freelance Musician, Eastern Corridor cities, including Philadelphia, New York, Baltimore, and others

1974 – 1976 Faculty, Preparatory & Extension Division, Temple University, Philadelphia, Pennsylvania


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