my core values of teaching


Compassion: I create a safe, comfortable environment for learning. I listen and observe attentively and respond—using my hands and my words—with gentleness and respect.


Non-judgment: There is no right or wrong in my studio—and no mistakes. We will respond with gratitude and a sense of humor to whatever shows up in each moment.


Individuality: Each student's way of learning is highly personal. I will provide instruction using words and activities that are meaningful to you.


Intelligence: I value the ability to think creatively, consistently, and coherently, and will nurture your potential for constructive thinking.


Fun: I believe that a joyous atmosphere inspires the learning process. Expect to laugh a lot as we explore together!