“What I appreciate the most of Michael’s lessons is his method. He invites you to approach practice not as a dreary task but as problem solving. I discovered the excitement that comes with overcoming musical difficulties. He supports you in bringing up your musical vitality to full potential. He teaches how to trust yourself.” — Angela from Glastonbury, CT
Would you like to…
- discover how to overcome frustration, tension, fear, and doubt?
- learn practice techniques that are fun, engaging, and get results?
My lessons are for students of all ages and levels who wish to learn to trust themselves, create a meaningful connection to the instrument, and unlock their full potential.
This is not more of the same you find in traditional music teaching. I will not blame you for your shortcomings, and we will work together to:
- explore your abilities.
- develop awareness.
- neutralize self-judgment.
- acquire completely effortless skill.
No matter your level of experience or innate talent, I am confident there is an artist inside you who is eager have a voice.
I can travel to your home, if you live in Simsbury, Avon, West Hartford, Farmington, Glastonbury, and nearby towns (in Connecticut).
“Michael has a very patient approach with young students. My daughter was only 5 years old when we started taking lessons with him. His methods kept her interested and feeling accomplished while working through a simpler curriculum than my older daughter. He gave her plenty of time to learn and ask questions while having fun playing the piano.” — Karen from Portland, CT
So you know what you’re getting into, my influences include (in no particular order): my personal music practice, meditation/mindfulness, Acceptance and Commitment Therapy (ACT), the Taubman Approach, yoga, Alexander Technique, my experiences with my students, the many teachers with whom I have studied, my training in science and math, and my own personal reflection. I have a feeling there is a valuable approach to music tangled up in there somewhere…maybe we’ll discover it together.