PERFORMANCE OPPORTUNITIES      Click HERE to have fun with our GUESS THE SONG video of familiar songs

Class lessons offer many opportunities for students to not only play solos in front of their classmates, but to play comfortably in many ensemble situations.  All students perform solos and ensembles at Recitals each year.  I also have an annual Composition Recital, featuring our composers for the year.   And, I showcase my most advanced students in an impressive private student recital each year.                               Click HERE for examples of our STUDENT COMPOSERS


I encourage parents to stay involved in their child's musical life, attending as many private and class lessons as possible, especially with the younger students.  I provide the necessary tools, guidance, and support to encourage you and your child to form a learning partnership where natural musical abilities can flourish, where children can be creative, and where a solid foundation for a LIFTETIME is BUILT!


  • NATIONAL FEDERATION of MUSIC CLUBS                                                       Beginning of March - perform two pieces for a judge                    Move up to more difficult levels each year 
  • MICHIGAN STUDENT ACHIEVEMENT TEST                                                  Beginning of March - perform three pieces for a judge, as well as a Technic, Sightreading, Theory, and Listening test moving up a level each year
  • COMPOSITION CONTESTS                                                                                       Various deadlines - our composers enter various competitions, often winning at State and even National levels

COMPETITIONS         Click HERE for examples of our students playing FEDERATION songs

I encourage my students to participate in various local and national competitions in performance and composition, often winning even at the National level.  I take pride in not only teaching my students how to play music, but also how to be a musician, with deadlines and goals involved in preparing for performance opportunities.