Publication: “Are We Producing Anxious Students?”

I am thrilled to share that Music Education Works has published my recent article, “Are We Producing Anxious Students?” The article discusses practical approaches to teaching young music students who are struggling with mental health and our need, as teachers, to adapt to a changing environment.

Music Education Works Article

LFMC State Convention 2019

Jared Soh, first place in Primary II

Congratulations to all of the students who participated in the LFMC State Convention at the UNO School of the Arts this weekend! My studio was lucky to have three winners in the Piano Solo category! Jared Soh (pictured) won first place in the Primary II level; Aiden Michler won first place in the Primary IV level; and Neel Mondal won first place in the Musically Advanced I level.

LFMC Festival 2019

Congratulations to all of my students who participated in the LFMC Piano and Voice Festival in February!  All 13 students who participated received superior ratings!

Honors Recital Performers: Hannah Lorio (vocal solo), Aiden Michler (piano solo), Connor Michler (piano solo), Neel Mondal (piano solo), Sneha Mondal (piano solo), Priscilla Moradel (piano solo), Jared Soh (piano solo), and Drusilla White (piano solo)!

Adult Participants: Jean Connick, Petie Danton

2019 Romantic and Contemporary Auditions

A very big congratulations to all of my students who participated in the Romantic and Contemporary Auditions at the University of New Orleans this weekend! So many outstanding performances!

Special recognition to my Superior Recitalists: Bethlehem Adams, Liam Bailey, Sarah Fath, Sneha Mondal, Priscilla Moradel, Joshua Ngo, Jared Soh, and Drusilla White

Superior Medalist: Aiden Michler

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2018 LFMC Junior State Convention

So proud of all of my students who participated in the LFMC Junior State Convention today! Congratulations to Mr. Liam Bailey (pictured) who won 1st place in the Primary I Piano Solo category, Hannah Lorio (Honorable Mention in the Junior III category of Vocal Solo Musical Theater), and Neel Mondal (Honorable Mention in the Very Difficult II Piano Solo category)!

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Romantic and Contemporary Auditions

Several students participated in the NOMTA’s 2017 Romantic and Contemporary Auditions at UNO this year, and we had some great results!  Congratulations to all of the students on their outstanding work this year, and special recognition to Superior Medalists: Aiden Michler, Sneha Mondal; Superior Recitalists: Neel Mondal, Drusilla White.

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Drusilla White

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Neel Mondal

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The Art of Practice

I am thrilled to be presenting what I hope is the first of many workshops on healthy practice techniques at Loyola University New Orleans this week.  The Art of Practice addresses specific tools that students of all ages and instruments can use to help prioritize their mental health and make the most of their practice time.  Open to the general public!

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Destiny Sanders at NOPI

A big congratulations to Destiny Sanders, who received a scholarship to attend MASNO’s New Orleans Piano Institute at Loyola University New Orleans this month.  She has been working hard in both her private lessons at the Institute and in her master classes.

IMG_0928.JPGDestiny Sanders in her master class with Kevin Chance