I often record myself playing excerpts of pieces and send these audio and video samples to students so they can listen to these at home which helps them towards mastery. Having studied jazz and improvised styles, I realise that music can be learnt no only by notation but by ear as well. I sincerely believe that having both the ability to learn and play music by notation as well as by ear are a real plus, which is why I integrate both approaches into lessons.
I have an eclectic taste in music, although I am well-trained and experienced in classical piano, I have played a variety of styles and repertoire from music with Spanish and Argentinian influences, jazz and bossa nova classics like 'Girl from Ipanema', 'My Funny Valentine' and 'Summertime' to simple pop ballads like those performed by Adele.
To keep myself inspired and satisfy my thirst for learning, I have always maintained a growth mindset to teaching and continue to further my knowledge and skills in singing, classical and contemporary piano.
The beautiful thing about music is that it's a wonderful stress release, has positive, therapeutic benefits and is incredibly stimulating on an intellectual level (always plenty to explore).
It's the type of highly creative, fulfilling and deeply immersive experience that you enjoy right here in your own living room!