Welcome! My music studio is located in Lake Placid, NY in the beautiful Adirondack Mountains. My husband and I relocated here about 16 years ago from the Finger Lakes area in central New York. We are the parents of three and grandparents of six who all live in the Finger Lakes/Rochester area. I have been teaching piano, organ, clarinet, flute, oboe, and saxophone for over 30 years, with my main focus now on piano for pre-K 5 year-olds through adults.Currently, in addition to my studio teaching, I'm Director of Music/organist/pianist for the First United Methodist Church in Saranac Lake and the Lutheran Church of the Holy Trinity in both Saranac Lake and Potsdam. I have enjoyed being the organist for 3 Community Sings of Handel's Messiah in the Tri-Lakes and
for several Pendragon Evening Musicals. Lastly, I was the accompanist for the Lake Placid Central School's Middle and High School Choruses for 15 years, performing with their pit orchestra in several school musicals and twice accompanying the High School Chorus in performances at Disneyland. I "retired" in June 2019.
The studio curriculum I offer each student varies depending on their age, abilities and needs. My core method books are from Alfred's Music for Little Mozarts and Premier Piano Courses, supplemental theory from Celebrate Theory and ear-training and sight-reading both from the Royal Conservatory of Music - mixed with the Dozen-a-Day Exercise Books, Piano Pronto Series and Supersonics Piano. Piano Maestro and Simply Piano on iPad add the finishing touches to a fun learning time. I use other iPad Apps for note recognition, sight-reading, and keyboard written staff-note relationships. I have many board games and flash card games which have become many of my students' favorites!
Upgrades are nearing completion to offer a virtual piano instruction option
for Kindergarten to Adult students via Facetime and Zoom.
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Crosswin♩s Music Stu♩io
corner of Wesvalley Road & Mill Pond Drive, Lake Placid, NY