Because there are many different reasons for studying music, lessons can have no singular route. As a teacher, knowing why a student wants to take lessons is important for giving direction to our journey. With my training and professional experience I can offer instruction for classical piano students of all levels, jazz and improvisation, collaborative piano, and music theory. In forging a relationship where there is open communication between the student, parent, and myself, we will tailor our lessons to the goals we set out to achieve. Even though few students continue on from their beginning years to become professional musicians I believe that piano lessons are important for developing skills that will translate to any field and for cultivating a life-long appreciation for music.