I aim to:
- teach my students to enjoy and create beautiful music exploring all areas of musicianship through the piano.
- nurture all areas of development (intellectual, social, emotional and spiritual) through the whole learning process of the piano.
- encourage a standard of excellence in performance and self-expression.
I incorporate my Montessori experience and the Orff/Dalcroze approaches into the Suzuki piano teaching program creating a powerful “whole learning” experience.
For me, it all began when I saw my dad completely absorbed while listening to records, so at a very early age I became fascinated with listening to the most beautiful music. Listening is the natural first step for learning to speak and for learning to play a musical instrument. I fell in love with the piano. When my parents finally got me a piano I started to play by ear. My mom would give me praise and encouragement so unknowingly I was in fact a Suzuki student before the method was invented.
I gained a Bachelor’s degree in Music from the University of Puerto Rico and I studied in conservatories both in Puerto Rico and Mexico City.
After qualifying for teaching by obtaining the very first Suzuki certification by the Suzuki Association of the Americas, I have taught the piano part-time using the Suzuki method for 20 years.
In June 2016, I finished my career as an upper elementary lead teacher in Montessori schools to set up my Piano studio and to finish my Suzuki certifications with the European Suzuki Association (ESA), of which I am a member. I am also a member of the European Piano Teachers Association of the Czech Republic.
I am passionate about teaching in any subject and my Montessori knowledge superbly compliments my piano teaching because I have a thorough understanding of the teaching and learning process.