Amy opened her first piano studio in 1993 and has been active as a music educator and clinician for twenty-four years. She works with children of all ages and abilities, from the newest wide-eyed beginner to the seasoned competitor.
All of Amy’s students receive training in reading music fluently, playing by ear, theory, composition, standard classical repertoire, jazz styles and improvisation, and pop and folk music. Intermediate and advanced students will also learn to read from lead-sheets and create their own arrangements. There are two studio recitals each year where students can work on their performance skills and showcase their progress.
In the piano studio, there are opportunities for ensemble playing, from duets and trios to jazz combos and beyond. Amy’s students can take yearly piano examinations through Music Teacher Association of California and enter regional music competitions. Several of Amy’s students have gone on to study music at special performing arts high schools and in college.
For students outside the Bay Area, Amy also offers lessons via FaceTime or Skype.