Biography and Teaching Philosophy
Learning to read music before words, Monique's comprehensive education began with the Russian School of piano playing. Her promising potential and talent earned her various scholarships and awards to continue her studies at the university and graduate level. Continuing her musical studies under the tutelage of various distinguished international faculty, Monique earned both Bachelor and Master's degrees in Music, with a focus on Classical Piano Performance.
Monique's approach to pedagogy is both informed and thorough. Uniquely crafting each lesson to meet her students' needs, Monique provides a multifaceted approach to each lesson, incorporating theory, solfege, composition, dictation, and ensemble playing whenever possible.
With over a dozen years of experience teaching students from pre-school age to retirees, beginners to advanced, Monique has successfully helped students pursue their passion and realize their piano playing dreams.