Please see below for more information about my services as composer, pianist, and educator:
I am happy to consider commissioning opportunities of any size or genre, including works for personal occasions (birthdays, anniversaries, memorials, etc). Particular areas of expertise for me include music for dance, vocal music, solo piano, and chamber works.
I have great respect for the substantial investment that commissioning a composer can take. It is vital to the survival of the arts that the process continue, so I encourage you to consider supporting new work in this way. As a return on your investment, here is what I can offer:
1) A finished, signed copy of the engraved score
2) A notice in the score and in the official program notes of your role in the creation of the piece
3) Some autograph sketch or score material (if requested)
4) Acknowledgment on my website
5) A recording of the work’s premiere (or other available performance)
6) Most important: the existence of a new piece of music and the knowledge that you made it possible
More information, including a basic pricing guide, can be found in my commissioning packet.
For a list of prospective new works seeking funding, please see my most recent specs for proposed projects.
I hold a Doctor of Music degree in piano performance from Northwestern University, as well as performance degrees from Indiana University and New England Conservatory. I’m an experienced recitalist, chamber musician, and collaborative pianist, and I’m available for all of the above, including performances of new music. I also have extensive experience performing with dancers.
Pricing will depend on specifics; please inquire!
TEACHING & COACHING
I have over a decade of experience teaching music at the college/conservatory level. This includes music theory, aural skills, keyboard harmony, music history/appreciation, and piano performance. I’ve given masterclasses in piano and composition, and I’ve also taught music courses for dancers at NYU and Peridance.
I am available for private piano lessons, either at my home in Brooklyn, or at the student’s home (within a reasonable commute). Most of my piano students have been adults or older teenagers with some degree of experience and an interest in classical repertoire. I have taught children and beginners, but that’s not my specialty, and there are many excellent teachers who focus on that type of teaching. A strong fit for me would be a student who is interested in deepening their connection with the score, honing their technique, and better channeling their musicianship through the instrument (for example, adults returning to the instrument after time away, performers of other instruments or artists in other discplines who want to develop their piano skills, students preparing for auditions or performances, etc).
I am also available for:
- private composition lessons
- music theory and aural skills training/tutoring
- coachings for dancers/choreographers interested in developing their listening skills and understanding of the musical literature
Rates generally start at $100/hr at my home, $125/hr if I need to travel, but a sliding scale may be possible as needed, and discounts are available for remote lessons. Please inquire!