I am the happy owner and teacher at LMI. I started learning piano in 1974 at the age of five, and with the exception of an active duty stint in the Army and a time of high demand at work prior to LMI, I have never stopped learning. I am a devoted Roman Catholic, a husband to an amazing wife, a father to two incredible adult children, and a voracious reader.
I have always loved music and the challenge of performing. The only thing I love more than performing is mentoring young musicians. I teach them that music is language; an interaction between people. Aspiring musicians need to learn to speak it and write it to become literate. These technical skills lead to a musical instinct that can be trusted to support the creative force. When a good amount of work has been done, the focus of the musician can be turned outward on the audience where it really belongs.
I have been teaching here in the Lovettsville community since 2004 and have no intention of stopping. Every student is a new horizon for me and figuring out how kids learn, process and succeed has become a way of life. I develop them as far as they want to go. I want them to exceed my abilities, and to fulfill the goals they seek. I use every bit of creativity, discipline and experience I have each day in this pursuit.