What is The Music Kit?

​The Music Kit, Lessons by Design, is home to a unique learning hub, where passion and flair for teaching meet personalized design.

​At the Music Kit, I combine my clinical work in Speech-Language Pathology, MA.Ed., and 45 years of Music teaching to provide education on piano, guitar, ukulele, fiddle, and harmonica to all learners.

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My Mission

​My mission is to reach all students regardless of learning ability, including preschoolers, adults, gifted and challenged learners, students with autism, Down Syndrome, blindness, deafness, dyslexia, and medical challenges.

My Philosophy

​My philosophy expressed through TheMusicKit, is that “Music study is a valued life endeavor for anyone, providing a natural foundation for growth in many areas.” For example, in my studio, the average 4-year-old fiddler manages 11 technical elements at once while playing the first piece, providing a springboard to critical thinking and other skills. These include gains in brain development, self-discipline, work ethic, stamina, patience, concentration, organization, fine motor skills, and confidence. To stand and take a bow to a full audience after a performance draws a swell of confidence and motivation in any performer.

Suzuki, traditional, and multi-modal learning strategies are all combined in my teaching practice. I actively support techniques for student motivation and encourage robust parent/child/teacher teamwork.