I am a classically trained musician who started performing on flute and piano at the age of eight and continued my studies through high school and college. I obtained a BA in flute performance from UCLA and an MM from GMU in Piano Pedagogy and Performance. I studied flute with Sheridan Stokes at UCLA and piano with Dr. Joanne Haroutounian and Dr. Ana Balakerskaia at George Mason University. As a child, I took piano lessons with the late Moacir Santos, the famed Brazilian pianist who collaborated with Sarah Vaughan. My piano background stems from the Russian school of piano playing. My sound, technique and musicality will blow you away!
I specialize in classical music, but can also perform jazz, R&B, broadway, blues, contemporary and popular songs on flute and piano. I am versatile......I can perform a variety of musical styles on two different instruments to make your venue special, engaging, eclectic and unforgettable!
As a flautist, I performed with American Youth Symphony Orchestra under the direction of Mehli Mehta and guest conducted by Zubin Mehta. I also performed principal flute in a special opera series at UCLA under the direction of Placido Domingo. I have also performed at several retirement homes such as the Ballentine and Province Place of Depaul in Norfolk, Virginia, Chambrel in Williamsburg and The Hidenwood in Newport News, Virginia.
Additionally, I also provide accompaniment services. I can accompany vocalists, strings, woodwinds and brass instruments. I have accompanied for the United States Continental Army Band at Ft. Monroe and Missoula Musical Theatre.
I can provide a digital piano if you do not have access to an acoustic piano at your venue. This is not your typical keyboard, but rather an instrument that is touch-sensitive with 88 keys, has graded hammer-action, a grand piano sound, and can also provide pre-recorded classical music during a break. There is a $25 set-up fee and a $25 break-down fee that applies to those requesting a digital piano. The piano comes equipped with a wood stand and three pedals.
I will make your private party, wedding or performance one to be remembered!!!!!!!!!!! Performance rates START at $100 per hour.
If you desire a peformance that is elegant, eclectic, versatile, and professional, contact Love's Music Lessons, LLC immediately.