I believe everyone can learn how to read music, at any age, and this skill is integrated into lessons. While emphasis is placed on learning classical repertoire, I am happy to teach pop songs and show tunes if requested. I hold studio recitals, because I feel live performance is an essential part of the learning experience.
As an active professional performing musician, I am able to coach my students through the surprise of stage fright. Attending concerts given by professionals is also a wonderful way to learn, and I encourage my students and their families to do this as well. While I do utilize method books, and have in fact created my own, I remain flexible in guiding each student on his/her own musical path, whatever that may be.
I’m a five sport kid so Coach Miriam uses sports to help me learn how to play the piano. Now I’m an academic, sport, AND music kid, thanks to Miriam!
Miriam is a very dedicated teacher. She is always prepared and good at explaining music in depth to her students.