I have been teaching private music lessons for over 7 years. I first started playing piano when I was very young and fell in love with music immediately. I have made it a commitment to spread my love for music and knowledge to others and am grateful for the opportunity to do so. Along with teaching I am also an active performing and recording artist who composes and produces original music. I even have experience teaching music production/beat making and have been teaching that subject direct with clients and at a music school for about 3 years now. I do have formal training in music and received my bachelors degree in Music Industry Studies from Loyola University New Orleans. My teaching philosophy centers around remembering that learning is fun and especially for those subjects that we want to learn and improve at. In order to improve we must be disciplined with goal setting and practice, yet keep the joy of the subject itself as the focus ! When it comes to music specifically I like to incorporate traditional music theory, reading and writing, ear training, and improvisation and composition skills. I tailor each lesson to the students individual needs, goals, and desires for learning, meaning if you want to focus 80% on composing and just want enough reading and writing music to understand the basics, but not make it the focus, than that is fine. You are here to learn what interests you..my job is to guide you through that process in a positive yet efficient manner! I look forward to working with you.