I love to teach!
I’ve been a professional musician since I graduated from college and then dropped out of nursing school. Well you have to begin somewhere and I started in piano bars. From dingy dumps to top-of-the food chain and everything in-between. There is no better place to hone your craft, night after night. I sharpened my skills as a singer, musician and entertainer. I accompanied hundreds of singers and learned to whip up an arrangement, on the spot. I also learned how important it is to establish an atmosphere where the audience feels welcome and part of the show.
I bring the sum total of my experiences to the art of teaching. The piano is my primary instrument (with guitar and banjo added to the mix). I think like a keyboard player and translate that to the ukulele. Melody, the fingerprint of a song, harmony (chords) and rhythmic intensity are cornerstones of my approach. I especially want others to experience the joy of being a musician.
Learn more about all of my current ukulele class and workshop options:
Note: In-person workshops and classes have been moved to a Zoom format during the coronavirus pandemic. Join us from the comfort of home!