San Diego State University
Master of Music, Piano Performance
Completed all Piano Pedagogy courses in addition to Performance degree requirements.
Pedagogy courses included extensive study about the learner, teaching and practice strategies, proper repertoire selection, analysis of teaching materials and curriculum, comprehensive musicianship that encompasses technique, aural skills, sight reading, theory, and improvisation. All done with separate emphasis and consideration for the different needs of the beginning student, intermediate student, advanced student, and adult learners.
Bob Cole Conservatory of Music, CSULB
Bachelor of Music, Piano Performance
Completed degree with Cum Laude distinction. Also toured with the flagship vocal jazz group, Pacific Standard Time, which performed at the 52nd Monterey Jazz Festival after winning the Next Generation Jazz Festival for best collegiate vocal jazz ensemble in the United States. Completed numerous jazz courses on improvisation, vocal jazz technique, and jazz piano, in addition to Piano Performance degree requirements.
Scholarships and Awards won at music conservatory
State-Paid Applied Lesson Scholarship, CSULB
Keyboard Area Talent Scholarship, CSULB
College of the Arts Dean's Honor List, CSULB
Leonard Hirschberg Music Scholarship, CSULB
Mary E. Israel Music Scholarship, CSULB
Paul C. Stauffer Memorial Scholarship, SDSU
Full fee waiver scholarship to attend the National Conference on Keyboard Pedagogy 2013