Thanks to the pandemic, I now also have my music studio online, using Zoom (which has added optimization for music). For most of my students, I either have copies of the music they are using, or they send me pics of the pieces they are working on, so that I can comment intelligently. The results have been far above expectation, and both my students and I are enjoying the lessons . One unlooked-for reward is that my studio has now expanded beyond the confines of Austin, Texas where I reside, to across the country, and indeed, around the world. If we share an hour when we are both awake, I can be your music teacher! 

My music studio, in normal times, is actually all over the city of Austin as I go to my students’ homes, particularly my piano students. I do this so that they will be learning to play using the instrument on which they will be practicing all week. Besides piano, I teach guitar, voice, ukelele, mandolin, music theory/composition and songwriting. 

I use a variety of methods, and after the student reaches an adequate skill level, I am happy to tailor the lessons to whatever style and music entices them. 

There is a theory component woven into the lessons, so that the student will understand how a piece of music is constructed, should they feel moved to create their own. 

I do require my students to practice, but I also feel that this should be a fun endeavor, and a lifelong source of enjoyment and fulfillment. 

Of course I also have my own music studio where students can come if they don’t have instruments or a suitable place of their own.

If you would like to know more about my studio, me, or your music lessons (online or offline when we are able), please contact me using the "Contact" button at the top of this page or at I'll be delighted to talk with you.

Opening in 1980, my Music Studio has provided quality instruction on piano, guitar, songwriting, mandolin and voice to students ranging in age from 3 to 80 (and counting).

I hold a degree in music from the Butler School of Music at the University of Texas, where I studied under Danielle Martin and Marlie Glodzik Dietz, and I have plenty of years experience in coaxing the very best musicianship from my students.