Vanessa is a pianist who holds a Bachelor’s degree in Music with a concentration in piano from Texas State University where she studied under Dr.Kyung-Ae Lee. She has been teaching piano privately for 5 years and enjoys every moment of it.
Vanessa began her studies at San Jacinto College where she studied piano under the instruction of Dr.Sarah Spencer. She also holds a double major in audio engineering and was awarded several scholarships for both music and audio. Vanessa has performed in several ensembles such as women’s chorus, steel drum band and cello ensemble. She has performed in choir for a total of 10 years and had the privilege of singing with the Texas State Women’s Chorus as an alto 1 for several years. Vanessa has performed in multiple masterclasses taught by piano instructors from Rice University and University of Texas. She has also studied secondary instruments in cello, organ and harpsichord. Her favorite composers include Chopin, Brahms, Mozart, and Schumann. Her life goal is to learn all 21 Nocturnes by Chopin along with all 19 of his Waltzes as well.
Vanessa believes every student is unique in their own way and hopes to spread her love for piano along to her students. She strives to find the best teaching method for every student and overcome any challenges they may have.