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Teaching has been a passion of mine long before it was my profession. I inherited a love of pedagogy from the many wonderful and gifted mentors I've worked with throughout my career, and consider it a great honor to pass along this knowledge to subsequent generations.

Whether you're a beginner desiring to learn recreationally, or a serious pianist seeking to hone your technical and artistic skills, I'm interested in hearing from you. I draw upon a wealth of methods and resources to craft an individualized course of instruction specifically tailored to meet each student's musical goals. In addition to private instruction, I have extensive experience as a classroom instructor in ear training, group piano, and keyboard skills, and as a clinician for master classes and festivals. I also specialize in audition coaching and competition preparation for advanced players.


To inquire about lessons, or to schedule a master class, lecture-presentation, adjudication, or festival appearance, please contact me directly through the Contact Page.

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"A textbook demonstration of first-class teaching."

— Bradford Gowen —

(Professor of Piano, University of Maryland)

Student News

Master Class Excerpts

BMTA Helena Zurstadt Senior Piano Competition (June, 2022):


MSMTA Spring Solo Piano Festival (May, 2022):

* JADEN HE - 2nd Prize

GCMTA Spring Solo Piano Competition (April, 2022):

* JADEN HE - 1st Prize

ISM Kennedy Center Honors Auditions (October, 2021):

* ANDREW FRIDMAN - Solo Piano, Chamber Music

* JADEN HE - Solo Piano, Chamber Music 

BMTA Helena Zurstadt Competition (June, 2021):

 * JADEN HE - 1st Prize

 * NICHOLAS TIETJE - 2nd Prize

MSMTA Doris Chase Sonata Competition (May, 2021):

 * JADEN HE - Honorable Mention

GCMTA Spring Solo Piano Competition (April, 2021):

 * JADEN HE - 2nd Prize


MCMTA Judged Recital (October, 2020):

 * ANDREW FRIDMAN - High Honor Trophy

 * JADEN HE - High Honor Trophy

 * NICHOLAS TIETJE - High Honor Trophy

Washington Universal International Piano Competition (October, 2020):

 * NICHOLAS TIETJE - 3rd Prize

 * JADEN HE - Honorable Mention

MSMTA Spring Solo Piano Festival (May, 2020):

 * NICHOLAS TIETJE - 2nd Prize

 * JADEN HE - Honorable Mention

ISM Carnegie Hall Honors Recital (June, 2019):

 * JADEN HE - Solo Piano

 * ANDREW FRIDMAN - Chamber Music

ARTIST Academy Scholarship Competition (October, 2018):

 * NICHOLAS TIETJE - 1st Prize

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