Music Instruction

CONTACT for lessons in Newark, New Jersey or Wind Gap, Pennsylvania.

I provide positive, no-pressure, supportive music instruction for adults in:
piano
trombone
improvisational music
composition
Schenkerian analysis
Gestalt theory of composition
ear training
music appreciation
the psychology and philosophy of music
music theory

I also work with artists who are dealing with performance anxiety and creative issues. Sessions are available for individuals, groups, & workshops. Please contact me for information on arranging an individual counseling session or hosting a performance anxiety workshop through your organization.

I believe that music has the power to influence individuals and society. Playing and listening to music can be a powerful tool for self-understanding, self-exploration, healing catharsis, and social harmony. I teach and compose contemporary solo piano music. I enjoy creating musical landscapes that evoke emotional experiences. Through private sessions, I offer individuals the techniques and guidance for learning how to play at the piano. My influences include Maurice Ravel, Erik Satie, Herbie Hancock, Vince Guaraldi, and George Winston.

Adult students learn to make music at the piano through a method that I have developed based on my education and experience as both psychologist and a musician. I enjoy sharing the art & craft of music making with others. I offer instruction in piano, trombone, voice, & composition, I offer a no-stress, fun, creative, and personally enriching musical experience. I believe that music has great personal and social powers and I believe that helping others to cultivate their personal relationship with music will lead to a better world for all of us. The emphasis of my music lessons is on personal growth and the enjoyment of making music for ourselves as well as with friends.




Background
My first musical mentor (piano & composition) was Paul Schocker of Easton, Pennsylvania. I studied music at the Mannes College of Music and at the Royal Conservatory of Brussels in Belgium. I served as trombonist in the Lima Philharmonic in Peru. I hold graduate degrees in psychology & interdisciplinary studies from The New School for Social Research and The EGS in Switzerland.



Trombones of the Orquesta Filarmonica de Lima, Peru, 1996.
Adult Beginners
I work exclusively with adult beginners. I provide a sensitive, mature, and thoughtful approach to helping you to achieve your dream of making music & being a musician.











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Music lessons, piano & trombone in Nazareth, Pen Argyl, Wind Gap, Easton, Bethlehem, Lehigh Valley, Poconos, Slate Belt, Stroudsburg, Pennsylvania, Newark, NJ.