I graduated from the San Francisco Conservatory of Music and have been teaching clarinet and piano for over 20 years. During those years, I had opportunities to perform at the intermission of San Francisco Ballet and the San Francisco Mozart Summer Festival, made recordings with the Watchtower Society Orchestra as well as a recipient of the King County Arts Commission to perform chamber music series in King county.
Over the years , I taught students of all ages from 4 to 75 years old, from beginner to advanced level. Many of my students participate in their school band as well as Bellevue Youth Symphony Orchestras, California Youth Symphony Orchestra and Washington State Honor band. One of my clarinet students recently received first place in the 2020-2021 Washington State Woodwind Performance Competition.
I usually incorporate music theory, famous composers and music history in the lessons. The repertoires include four periods of Baroque, Classical, Romantic and Contemporary music , Ragtime, New Age music, popular songs and movie themes. My students have the opportunity to perform twice a year in recitals, participate in the Music Artistry Program or formerly called Adjudication with the Washington Music Teachers Association as well as Solo Ensemble program in their schools. Music is a wonderful gift in life. So my goal is to help students come to understand and appreciate various styles of music and engage in playing music as a lifelong enjoyment.