I believe teaching is an equal partnership where both student and teacher interact and feed off each other. Both sides are constantly challenged – the student has to digest new materials while he or she motivate the teacher to break down new information and techniques in a creative way. As both sides grow and get better at this partnership, they constantly re-visit the crucial “basics” with a new light and fresh perspective.

I was lucky enough to grow up in a musical environment. My father, a piano player, had his share of gigs as a professional musician in France.

As a kid, I used to spend a lot of time beneath the grand piano while my father played everyday; my favorite spot, the music would just go right through me! As early as I can remember, I was trying to play on my sister’s guitar and, as a teen, rocking with my band and taking classical guitar classes at a Luthier workshop in Paris. As an adolescent, my interest grew toward diverse musical styles and I never really separated all these different approaches. It was all music and sounded great to me: rock, blues, jazz & Latin, classical, samba, whatever.

Today, I feel the same as a musician; I like diversity. I teach, compose, publish, gig, go on tour. All those different facets keep my musical experience exciting and challenging.I enjoy teaching tremendously; I like spending time with people from different venues.

When I teach students, we can explore all types of music including classical, Brazilian, Latin, flamenco, jazz, rock, pop, and blues. I find it to be an invaluable gift to witness somebody opening up to their own creativity and seeing them joining the magic of music making.

  • Baccalaureate Degree, Ecole Massillon
  • Diploma with a Major in Professional Music, Berklee College of Music 1987
  • Co-founder of Elisya Chamber Players, Reflection Quartet and Brazilian Serenade
  • Published compositions which won awards at the National Flute Association
  • Performances and touring in the US, Israel, Europe and Brazil

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