50 Students!

I am so excited to share that we've just enrolled our 50th student at Pickering Performing Arts & Entertainment! 


Here's a little trivia: 


· My closest students live across the street from my home studio 


· My most distant students…

Music Heals

There is nothing more beautiful than someone who goes out of their way to make life beautiful for others.

You should have seen her smile! 

You Should Have Seen Her Smile!

I have a piano student who is on the spectrum. She loves video game music.

All of my students get to choose the songs that they want to learn to play, sing, produce, etc.

Monday Happy!

Monday Motivation: “A truly happy person is one who can enjoy the scenery while on a detour.”  - Anonymous

Great Music & Great Friends

Great Music & Great Friends

As I think about the many souls I am blessed to call acquaintance and friend, I realize that almost all of us have connected with one another through music, either directly or indirectly. Through music…

Three Simple Rules In Life

Three Simple Rules In Life The first step toward success in life is taking that first step - then doing it over and over and over again.

Failure is not the opposite of success!

Good News!

Failure is not the opposite of success; It’s an essential part of the process! If you want to be truly outstanding in life, you must: 

Fail Frequently! 

Fail Fearlessly! 

Fail Fabulously! 

“Patience you must have my young Padawan.”…

Take a breath...  

Feeling exhausted? Overwhelmed? Over it?  

Take a breath...  

We have to make time to recharge ourselves and our souls. Recharging yourself physically, spiritually, mentally, and emotionally is as important as any work you will ever do.  

Music soothes the soul.

The Amazing Life-Long Benefits of Learning Music

The Amazing Life-Long Benefits of Learning Music

One of my favorite undergraduate courses at Berklee College of Music was “Music Cognition.” My Professor, Dr. Susan Rogers, studied and worked with Neuroscientist Daniel J. Levitin, author of the groundbreaking book, “This…

Did Facebook, Instagram Actually Ban Music Livestreams?

Did Facebook, Instagram Actually Ban Music Livestreams?

The devastation which coronavirus has wrought on the live entertainment industry has left the music business understandably skittish, so it’s no surprise that an upsettingly vague announcement from Facebook that they would be…

What Is Tonara?

WHAT IS TONARA? 

Tonara is a new and exciting music app, created to transform the teaching, learning, practice, and performance of aspiring musicians worldwide. Tonara’s digital experience gives teachers and music students a platform to interact and engage in a …

Your Lessons Are About To Receive An Exciting Upgrade!

Your Lessons Are About To Receive An Exciting Upgrade!

What began in March 2020 as my desire to provide a little normalcy and hope for my community in response to a state-wide pandemic shelter in place lockdown order is evolving…