"[I want students to have] a deep understanding of the foundation of music: melody, notation, chords, scales and rhythm. Learning these foundational components can be fun and extremely helpful in their musical careers."
"I'm most comfortable accompanying myself on piano and singing. I'm a trained classical pianist and jazz vocalist, but I believe that artists' life ambition is to find their own voice, without thinking of any labels. Piano is helpful to learn harmony—everything is laid out before you—and singing is important to internalize the sounds you're learning about."