College Planning Expert with Ulterior Motives
Welcome, teachers, to your very own (secret) web page!
As a college planning expert, I help music students create a plan of action to get themselves into college – to study music OR to study something (anything!) else and participate in music at the same time. My clients get in to their top school choices AND win scholarship money – LOTS of money! Several have won FULL TUITION scholarships to play music in college.
I love working with these kids and their families, and it is a thrill to see them succeed.
But, I also have something else in mind. (This is where YOU come in!!)
I am on a mission to save every single music program, private teaching studio, youth performing ensemble, and private music school in the country.
You and I both know the importance of musical training for kids. We know about all of the benefits to their brains, their social skills, listening skills, their empathy, their ability to work toward long-term goals, and 10 million other benefits that come with studying music. Telling YOU about it is “preaching to the choir.” (Lame pun absolutely intended!)
I also know how difficult it is, in your position, to convince parents that continuing with private lessons, staying in school ensembles, auditioning for various festivals, and performing in solo and small ensemble recitals is worth doing. I have been teaching flute privately for over 30 years and owned a music school for 22 of them. Whenever I tried to explain to parents the EXTENSIVE benefits of “doing” music, they would say that I was just trying to convince them to be customers at my school.
I realized that music teachers need an outsider who can talk to parents and get them PSYCHED to have their kids stay in music all the way through high school. So, I decided to become the outsider. YOUR outsider!