I have been teaching private voice and piano lessons for over 30 years. I live in
Reno, NV. I am classically trained, and well versed in several styles of
music including pop/rock, musical theater, contemporary christian, blues and classical.
I balance my lessons with technique and musical knowledge, always with an emphasis
on having fun.
I have a Bachelor of Arts Degree in Music from Friends University, Wichita, KS.
I also completed three years of Master's level work at Wichita State University,
where I taught private voice instruction as a Graduate Teachers Assistant.
In 1995, I won the Senior Division of the National Association of Teacher's of Singing.
I accept ages 5 and up, and all levels of skill from beginner to
accomplished. I am particularly proud of the success I have had working with higher
functioning autistic students (both children and adults).
As a contemporary christian singer/songwriter myself I love to help my students compose and record their own musical creations. Together we create "projects" that include audio and video projects using state of the art multimedia equipment.
I hold one large recital per year in the fall. I also offer my students performing opportunities with more intimate "open-house" performances in my studio. This allows my students who experience stage fright an avenue to perform in a comfortable environment.
My fee's are very reasonable. For students who pay monthly, my fee is: $30.00 per half
hour lesson, $40.00 for a 45 minute lesson, and $50.00 for an hour lesson. I charge $5.00 more
per lesson if paid weekly. I teach Monday-Friday.
Give me a call at 775-233-9478 to schedule your lesson time.