13335542_10208798793942231_3345794616032298681_nWelcome my website. This site is a hub for my various interests including classical music, piano lessons, teaching, business, travel, and more. If you are searching for piano lessons in Austin, TX you can now find most information about my school and teaching at Greater Austin Music Academy.

I have taught piano lessons now for about two decades, and many of my students have gone on to pursue their own paths in music. My students have successfully auditioned at major schools around the world and gone on to pursue degrees in piano and other musical fields such as composition. Most recently, these include a student who will enter as a graduate student in piano performance at the Royal Danish Academy of Music and a composition major at The University of Colorado at Boulder. Members of my studio have also performed and competed widely, and have been soloists with (and had compositions performed by)  groups such as the Austin Symphony Orchestra and Austin Civic Orchestra. While I teach in Austin, I am proud to have had students from surrounding cities such as New Braunfels and College Station.

While I love to teach, time commitments usually restrict me from accepting new piano students. I do, however, have a small studio of highly committed students who I love working with. If you would like to read more about my studio, please feel free visit my piano lessons page.

In the meantime, I am currently updating this page with information from several sources I’m involved with. Some of the upcoming materials I will post are listed below:

PianoBlog.com – A repository of all kinds of my writing and videos on piano playing and teaching. This includes advice and tutorials on technique and practice.

My own failures and successes in business/life.

Self Improvement, Time Management, Etc. – I am currently migrating over a ton of articles I’ve written on these subjects.

About My Interests, Piano and Otherwise

As a teacher, my professional piano lessons studio ranges from complete beginners through very advanced conservatory level pianists. Because of a very busy schedule I can only accept serious students on an audition basis.

Besides teaching I am extremely active in the Austin arts community. I am a founding member and artistic director of Austin Piano Festival am very active in the Austin Music Teachers Association as a Vice President and Student Events Chair and past chair of several contests and festivals, and maintain the popular blog PianoBlog.com

I have two degrees in music, and moved to Austin years ago to pursue graduate studies in music theory and study in the studio of renowned pianist Anton Nel. Making my orchestral debut at the age of 15, I have performed for over 20 years and have taught for well over a decade.

When I am not teaching or performing I am active in a wide range of interests such as philosophy, literature, fitness, and the arts.