Piano, Voice, Theory, Improvisation, Song Writing
Home Music Studio in Signal Hill, CA or Virtually
Peggy is an accomplished pianist, vocalist, composer, arranger and educator with over 30 years of professional experience.
She has enjoyed teaching and performing music since she was a teenager and began to share her passion for music studies by teaching group lessons to others at her school. Peggy knew at an early age that she would pursue a career in music so she studied music at Fullerton College and then received her Bachelor’s Degree in Music from CSU Northridge.
Peggy served as the Director of Jazz Studies and Worship Piano at Concordia University, Irvine for 10 years. She served as Professor of Music at Hope International University for 2 years. She also has an impressive biography as an artist, performer, composer, producer and arranger.
Peggy encourages, motivates and inspires students of all ages and skill levels to enjoy the process of learning and growing in their music ability as they develop a deeper understanding of the language of music. These music lessons enhance many other areas and activities in the student’s life including reading, math, communication, coordination and confidence.
Her desire for students – demonstrated through her contagious enthusiasm – is to help them develop their individual talents so they can continue to enjoy making music throughout their lives!
Music Teachers Association of California (MTAC)
Jazz Educators Network (JEN)
American Federation of Musicians (AFM)
American Society of Composers, Authors and Publishers (ASCAP)
National Academy of Recording Arts and Sciences (NARAS)
Areas of Instruction
Genres: Classical, Jazz, Pop, Rock, Gospel, Inspirational
Skills: Technique, Repertoire, Theory, Sight Reading, Ear Training, Improvisation, Composition, Arranging and Music Business
Levels and Ages: Beginning to Advanced, Ages 6 to Adult
Preferred Method Books:
Classical – Alfred, Bastien, Czerny, Faber, Hal Leonard, Snell
Jazz / Pop – Aebersol, Alfred, Berg, Haerle, Levine, Weir