Lucy first joined the school in 1992, teaching beginning piano for both children and adults. She enjoys the small community at the school, particularly the camaraderie of the faculty and staff. She has been especially proud of watching her students grow in their musical abilities, and notes their dedication to the instruments as they remain in lessons from childhood into adulthood.
Lucy on her teaching style:
“I like to assess each student individually. Then, I use method books and creative-style teaching for the assignments. In other words, they get a little bit of everything: scales, chords, sight reading, memorization, composing and improvising. I do not encourage a particular style of music. My students play everything from classical to jazz, pop to Broadway. Each student progresses at a different rate, and most of the children perform in two recitals a year.”