Private Music Lessons

I believe everyone is musical. Whether or not a person is able to express themselves musically is based on their development of skills. With fun, student-centered, and educationally based learning approaches, my music lessons help students realize their musical talents. Learn to be the musician that you want to be.

Private music lessons are weekly one-on-one lessons ranging from 20-60 minutes in length. I give private lessons for people of all ages starting from babies (4 months+), children, teens, and adults. If your child is under the age of 5 then private lessons for them are with an accompanied care giver. I also give group lessons for children under the age of 5. Check out my page on Early Childhood music HERE

STUDIO LOCATION: I teach out of Broadview United 2625 Arbutus Rd. There is a beautiful grand piano, Juno 88 keyboard, two drumkits and other percussion instruments, and a sound system with microphone set up.

Choose your focus for your lessons (Ages 5+)

Choose one instrument or learn a variety!
  • Drums & Percussion (drumkit, pitched mallet percussion, auxiliary percussion, hand drums)
  • Voice
  • Piano
  • Ukulele
  • Recorder

All lessons include musicianship training (theory, history, music literacy, aural skills, improvisation & composition skills).

PLEASE NOTE: My schedule is currently full

My approach

My number one priority in music lessons is enjoyment. Too often I hear stories from students’ parents about their tragic music lessons from childhoods past.  People share with me the rigidity of their lessons. How it was always a struggle to practice, and that they only played the teacher’s chosen style of music and never the music they wanted to play.  It was a copy and repeat approach where skills focused on were limited to reading and technique. These people often studied music for many years only to end up decades later without the ability to play their instruments. The sad result is people who lose interest in being musical and come to think that they are untalented, not musical people. Now, looking for lessons for your child, you are wanting something different.

My approach is student-centered, grounded in education, and full of fun! I help students from beginner to advanced to develop a diverse set of musical skills. Students learn to read music and play by ear making music exponentially more accessible than for someone who has only been taught one of these skills. We explore music in multiples genres knowing that not one style of music is superior to another. Students go away from their lessons feeling inspired and eager for more. Learning an instrument can be challenging work, just like developing any skill. When lessons are fun and inspiring, playing at home becomes much more enjoyable. I strive to connect with my students and their families so that we can together foster a positive learning environment and nurture and ignite a student’s musical talents. Love music? Love making it.

Check out the GROUP MUSIC LESSONS page to learn about alternatives to one-on-one lessons