My studio philosophy is to foster a lifelong love of music and improvement in skills in a supportive and encouraging environment, no matter the student's skill level or future musical plans.

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Online lessons are available via Zoom

I teach clarinet and bass clarinet lessons from beginner on up (4th grade to adult) and piano lessons (beginner, 4th grade to adult) in the Crystal Lake, Illinois area. I have a Bachelor of Music in theory and composition from Ohio State University (1997) and a Master of Library and Information Science from the University of Wisconsin-Milwaukee (2005). I work as a musician and librarian and live with my husband and three cats.

My rate is $35 for a 30-minute lesson. I can also accommodate 45- and 60-minute lessons (inquire for cost). I typically give weekly lessons, but will work with other schedules.

Check out my interview at VoyageChicago magazine!



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Tonal Diversions, my website

I am active in the following local music groups: