I began taking lessons when I was five and started playing by ear. I have since played more than twenty-five years. Playing the piano and writing music is one of the most enjoyable things in my life. On my spare time, I love to write music and have performed my own compositions many times.
While attending BYU, I taught piano courses to non-music majors wanting to learn and further their skills and the beginning and intermediate piano proficiency courses for music majors. I have also been an instructor for the 160R private lessons at BYU.
When I am not teaching or playing, I am a tuning pianos in Utah County. Being a piano tuner is a natural outgrowth of my love for the instrument.
I try to instill a desire to practice in my students and help them develop in ways where they will find enjoyment in their life, feel accomplished, and serve in their communities.
I tailor lessons to the needs of the individual student and seek to help them reach their potential using a variety of methods. Technique, repertoire, and musicianship such as playing by ear, sight-reading and composing are important skills I seek to develop in each student.