Hi, I’m Clinton, also known as Piano Sensei. Having lived in Japan as a child, I feel a strong connection to Japanese people, culture, language, and food! Combine this with my musical upbringing, training, and expertise, and you end up with Piano Sensei!
I’ve been teaching piano for the last 18 years, and I’ve been playing for over 30 years! This isn’t a hobby or something I do on the side, this is my career, my profession, and my passion. I have worked with young children, teenagers, and adults all the way up to senior citizens. My comprehensive background helps me to be effective at helping a variety of people learn music through the piano.
I have a Master’s degree in piano as well as several certifications, I regularly attend and present workshops at local, state, and national music teachers conferences, I’m a judge for various festivals, exams, and contests, and I’m on numerous committees to help shape the future of music education.
But all of that is because I love teaching! And my students don’t care about my credentials, they just enjoy lessons because I balance the hard work and discipline with light-hearted goofiness!