Our Philosophy

Quality music education does not solely focus on performance, but instead requires that students learn the importance of music theory, history, chamber music, orchestral excerpts, and technique exercises in addition to solo repertoire so that they may truly understand music- and not simply play music.

As someone who has spent a lifetime as a music student and a number of years as a music educator, I have observed a wide array of teaching methods, theories, and philosophies.  Through numerous years of experience, I have seen that the most successful music education is one that is truly comprehensive.  A core belief of the Chromatic Music Conservatory is that a quality music education does not solely focus on producing students who perform impressive repertoire, but instead requires that students learn the importance of music theory, music history, chamber music, orchestral excerpts, and technique exercises in addition to solo repertoire so that they may truly understand music- and not simply play music.  In my 10+ years of teaching experience, I have worked with a wide variety of young musicians ranging from students at the very inception of their musical journey to musicians that have already established themselves as professionals.  This experience has taught me that every step of a student’s musical path has the ability to shape their mindset forever- which is a responsibility that cannot be neglected.

The cornerstone of my teaching philosophy, and that of the Chromatic Music Conservatory, is that classical music should not be a sphere that is reserved for musicians of privilege.

The cornerstone of my teaching philosophy, and that of the Chromatic Music Conservatory, is that classical music should not be a sphere that is reserved for musicians of privilege.  People of all genders, races, and socioeconomic statuses deserve the right to receive an exceptional music education.  The classical music world is one that is full of privilege, Eurocentrism, and toxic uniformity- and in an effort to effect change, it is a priority for the conservatory to apply for grants and raise funds for minority students (BIPOC, women, gender non-conforming individuals, etc.).  Additionally, the Chromatic Music Conservatory will always make an effort to work with families so that their children can receive the best instruction- regardless of gender, race, or financial status.

People of all genders, races, and socioeconomic statuses deserve the right to receive an exceptional music education… it is our priority to consistently apply for grants and raise funds for minority students (BIPOC, women, gender non-conforming individuals, etc.)

It is my goal to have a conservatory full of diverse students that will contribute their unique perspectives, set their aim high, and achieve musical goals such as participating in youth orchestras, competing at state and regional competitions, and auditioning to study music in college (as an undergraduate student, graduate student, or as a music minor).  I have helped students find their way through each of those avenues and it is my hope that the Chromatic Music Conservatory will help many more achieve their dreams and engage with music at a high level.