LIMITED SPOTS AVAILABLE (for the 2021-2022 Academic Year)
Please check the schedule for time slots, and get in contact for more information.
I instruct on piano and strings to all ages as it is my specialty. However I am also trained to teach beginner woodwinds: clarinet, recorder, and flute. I also teach music theory, aural training using solfege, and dictation.
I like to be very transparent with my availability. This can be seen on the schedule page. Please note my availability is subject to change (due to appointments, illness, etc.), and will not be updated on this website, but I will never book anything over existing students unless it is necessary and noted in advance. Please feel free to contact me!
Frequently Asked Questions
What is your rate?
AS OF JANUARY 2022 MY RATE MAY CHANGE My rate for classes is $60 per hour. I am fairly flexible with tuition payments, but I would ask parents / students to pay towards each month's tuition (i.e. 4 lessons in July paid in June). If there is any week you know your student will be absent, you can pay for just the number of lessons expected that month.
How long are lessons?
I do 30 minute, 45 minute, and 1 hour lessons ($30 for 30 minutes, $45 for 45 minutes). If lessons need to be made up after being missed, they can be set on a separate date or back-to-back if I do not have another student's lesson at the same time.
What is your cancellation policy?
My cancellation policy is 24 hours in advance. In emergencies, such as medical emergencies or family emergencies like a death in the family, I understand as long as it is a few hours in advance. If the class is missed, I cannot guarantee a makeup lesson. Any more time in advance, I will definitely help schedule a makeup lesson.
If you have any specific situations that do not fit this policy, please let me know ahead of time.
How do you take payment for tuition?
I take many forms of payment including...
Just let me know ahead of time so I can make sure you are sending/writing payments to the correct person!
Do you do in-home lessons and in-studio lessons?
I provide lessons to students in-home as long as they are within 10 minutes of travel from my home next to Tamaques park. I prefer at my home studio as much as possible to give students more opportunities to take lessons. I am also unfortunately allergic to dogs and cats (although I do love animals!) so it is difficult for me to go into homes with pets. If you are close by, I highly recommend coming to my home studio (ask me for details) where I have an upright piano and all of my string instruments.
Do you teach outside of Union County?
Yes, but additional fees would be applied according to location if you are looking for in-home lessons. I am located in Westfield on the Scotch Plains border, and I have a home studio where students are welcome to have lessons. As long as you are within 10 minutes of travel, this will be waived.
Do you do group lessons?
Due to the benefits of one-on-one instruction, I typically do not give group lessons. However, if this is a familial group lesson, it is a possibility. I would still strongly suggest individual lessons for each student, especially at a younger age.
Can you teach brass instruments?
Unfortunately, due to my small stature, I am not well suited to play most brass instruments. Like many of my colleagues, I am trained to teach but I cannot mirror for students. I also don't own any brass instruments, which is the main reason why I don't teach them. I know many other brass instrumental teachers if you need any help in finding the right fit!