I have had an interest in rhythm and drumming from a very young age. I have been primarily involved in drumming at various church services and events over the past 25 years.
I have been a lifelong learner of my percussive instrument and continue to sharpen my skills through online drum instruction sessions and daily rudimental practice. I am excited to share my knowledge of drumming styles, technique and percussive instruments with beginner and intermediate learners of all ages.
I have been playing the piano for 38 years and began studying piano at the age of seven. I progressed in my musical studies throughout High School, College and University until further attaining my Grade 10 Certificate of Achievement from the Royal Conservatory of Music.
I have accompanied various adult and children's choirs, participated in concert and jazz bands playing both clarinet and saxophone and have over 12 years experience as a church music director leading youth and young adult teams.
I have over 27 years teaching experience and it is my lifelong passion. I am always desiring to see students learn, grow and accomplish their personal goals in their musical achievement.
The vision of Rhythm and Keys Music Studio is
Inspiring the Gift of Music.
Since receiving my first guitar in high-school, I have been fascinated by the instrument; writing original music and performing at talent shows, open mic nights, and private gigs. I am always seeking to develop my music and I have expanded this passion to the bass guitar.
I focus on teaching in a practical manner, ensuring my students establish a solid playing technique before moving on to applying music theory to the instrument.
I love learning and teaching a variety of styles, and enjoy the challenge of giving students the fundamentals they need to expand their technique with specific lesson plans to advance in their musicianship.