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 I have been teaching private lessons since 2007. As a teacher, my goal is to help my students become better musicians and increase their appreciation and enjoyment of music. Students of all ages are welcome, including adults who wish to begin an instrument, or return to their instrument after a decades-long break. The students in my studio range from age 6* to -- (retired). It's never too late to begin! Many adult students find music lessons theraputic and love the addition of music-making to their lives.


Contact me for a free meeting. Lessons start at $30 for 30 minutes, find details in the Lesson Policies.


Traditional Private Lessons

I offer 30, 45, and 60 minute in-home lessons on saxophone, piano, and clarinet. Lessons consist of exercises to develop tone and technique, as well as learning repertoire and developing musicality. Other skills and topics include improvisation, listening, and music theory.



Lessons via Skype and Facetime

All the instruction of a private lesson, provided via Skype or Facetime. Most recent smart phones and tablets have a sufficient microphone to handle a lesson. In addition, I offer a hybrid fomat for students in Wake, and Johnston county, that combines 3 lessons online and 1 lesson in-person each month. Tips for online lessons.

Group Lessons 

I offer saxophone and clarinet group lessons for groups of three students, meeting weekly for 45 minutes.

Beyond providing instruction at a lower price, this format removes the stress some students feel in the private lesson,

adding comraderie while increasing the student's skills and musical enjoyment.


1. Social Distancing Special - 25% off your first month of online lessons, offer ends June 15th.

2. Refer a friend, get a free lesson upon the completion of their first month.



*Each instrument has its own innate challenges so I recommend these ages for your child to begin:

Piano - 6 or 7 years old (20 minutes of focus)

Clarinet - 4th grade

Alto saxophone - 5th grade

Tenor saxophone - 6th grade

Do you need recommendations for buying a piano or saxophone and clarinet equipment?